UTV Crash Sends Six Juveniles to the Hospital, St. Agatha, Maine
UTV roll-over accident Friday evening in St. Agatha sent 6 juveniles to the hospital with injuries. An 11-year-old was in critical condition and airlifted to Halifax.
The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office said a 14-year-old girl was driving a Polaris UTV when it rolled over on Pelletier Island, St. Agatha around 7 pm Friday. Four juveniles riding in the rear dump body were ejected from the ATV side-by-side. The driver and another rider sustained injuries. All 6 occupants were taken by ambulance to Edmunston Regional Hospital with injuries.
An 11-year-old girl was listed as critical and flown to Halifax with serious injuries, said the Sheriff’s Office.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Police said none of the occupants were wearing helmets or seatbelts, and it appears speed & driver inexperience are major factors in the accident.
This story will be updated.