2 Seriously Injured in ATV Accident in Alcona County
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:46:38 EDT
Two people were seriously injured in an all terrain vehicle accident on the 4th of July in Barton City.
According to the Alcona County Sheriff's Department, the accident occurred shortly after 11 0'clock Friday evening on Sanborn Trail near Almond Road in Barton City.
An investigation revealed that a 2014 Polaris Sportsman ATV was being driven by a 27 year old Ferndale man with a 27 year old Sterling Heights woman as a passenger. They were traveling east when the driver lost control, striking a tree.
Both subjects were thrown from the ATV and were transported to Alpena Regional Medical Center by Alcona EMS.
The man was who not wearing helmet at the time of the crash, was later transferred to a Saginaw hospital for treatment of injuries, while the female was admitted to ARMC for serious injuries.
In addition to the Alcona Sheriff's Department, and Alcona EMS, Barton City First Responders were also called to the scene.
Cause of the accident remains under investigation, and it appears that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.