(Grand Rapids-MN) Two women were hospitalized after an ATV accident. According to Grand Rapids Assistant Police Chief Steve Schaar, officers were called to Isleview Road Tuesday night at 7:15 PM on a report of an ATV that had run off the road. When officers and Meds1 Paramedics arrived, they found that an ATV had flipped, end over end, and landed in the ditch. The driver and passenger were thrown from the machine.
The women received emergency treatment at the scene and were transported to Grand Itasca Hospital. The passenger, 26 years old, was treated at the hospital and released. The 28-year-old driver suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Duluth. Both women are from Grand Rapids.
“Excessive speed and drinking were factors in this accident” stated Schaar. “It was the driver’s 28th birthday. Instead of spending it with family and friends, she is now in a hospital bed. Alcohol, speed and ATVs are a dangerous combination.”
So far, in 2015, three people have died in ATV accidents according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Grand Rapids Police Officer Jeremy Nelson investigated this accident.