teens were injured Friday afternoon in an ATV accident in Hinesville.
One was airlifted to Memorial Health
University Medical Center. Two others were taken to Winn Army
Community Hospital on Fort Stewart to be treated for road rash and a broken
bone, after the 4:30 p.m. wreck.
to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Cpl. Les Patton, the ATV
driven by a 13-year-old female was traveling on Peacock Trail in the Oak Crest
subdivision when the accident occurred. There were three females and 2 males in
the vehicle, ranging from ages 12 to 16.
to Patton, the driver lost control when she was traveling at a high rate of
speed causing the vehicle to flip throwing the children onto the asphalt.
condition of the teens transported to the hospital is unknown; however their
injuries appear non-life threatening according to police.
Kelly, a neighbor of the two boys injured in the wreck said the boys ran home
to report the accident to their parents and were immediately taken to the
hospital. Kelly said, "One boy hit the pavement and got road rash over his back
side, he also has a minor fracture to his elbow. The other child was taken to a
hospital in Savannah, he has road rash as well but is expected to be fine."
would not provide details as to how the children acquired the ATV; the incident
is still under investigation.