According to an information officer for the Uxbridge, Massachusetts police, a local teen was injured after crashing his Dad’s all-terrain vehicle on Monday. The 16-year old was driving past Mill Street when he hit a tree. The teen and his passenger, also 16, were not wearing helmets at the time of the ATV accident.
The passenger was treated and released from UMass-Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. The driver is listed in stable condition at UMass Memorial Hospital. Police would not release names, as they are both minors.
Police do not suspect that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the ATV crash, but they may press charges because operating an ATV on a public road is illegal. Recreational vehicles are not permitted on public roads. They are only allowed on the driver’s own property or on private property with the consent of the property owner.
For information on the safe use and operation of recreational vehicles, visit the website of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Police.
ATV crash lands teen in hospital, Milford Daily News, November 18, 2008
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