Note: This story was last updated at 9 a.m. Nov. 28.
OLIVER SPRINGS—Two teenagers were injured in a two-vehicle ATV crash in Coalfield in Morgan County on Friday afternoon, and one of them was flown to a hospital by a medical helicopter that landed in Oliver Springs, authorities said.
The teenager flown to the hospital is a 14-year-old who had been driving a 2007 Suzuki Eiger 400 on Back Petros Road at about 3:16 p.m. Friday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. It was headed in the same direction as a second all-terrain vehicle, a Honda Recon driven by another 14-year-old.
But the right front tire of the Suzuki ran into the left rear tire of the Honda as the two vehicles were going around a curve, a THP preliminary report said.
The 14-year-old driving the Suzuki then lost control of the ATV, and it overturned, the THP said. The driver was wearing a helmet, but had multiple injuries, the THP said. A 15-year-old passenger in the Suzuki was not wearing a helmet and was injured, the report said.
The 14-year-old driver was picked up by a University of Tennessee Lifestar helicopter that landed at Tri County Mall in Oliver Springs at about 4:04 p.m. Friday. The 15-year-old passenger was taken to a hospital in an ambulance, the THP said.
A third teenager, a 14-year-old, was not wearing a helmet but was not injured, according to the report. The third teenager was driving the Honda Recon.
The teenagers were not identified because they are juveniles, and information on their current conditions is not available. The teenagers are from Oliver Springs, according to the THP report, although it’s not clear if they live in the city itself or live in the county with an Oliver Springs address.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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