ATV crash sends two teens to hospital
Leighanne Evans, CTV Kitchener
Published Saturday, April 13, 2019 11:42PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, April 15, 2019 12:16PM EDT
Two 13 year-old boys were driving an ATV on private property when their ATV crashed into a tree.
It happened in Maryhill around 7:30 Saturday evening.
Both boys, from Elora, were taken to Guelph General hospital.
The passenger suffered minor injuries, while the driver was seriously injured. Police say he struck his head and had contusions to his face.
One of them has since been released. The driver was taken to McMaster Hospital in Hamilton.
Police say they were both wearing proper safety equipment at the time of the crash.
The teens had permission from the property owners to be driving the ATV, and they were under adult supervision.
Police do not believe that speed was a factor in the crash.
They are reminding the public that it’s important to follow safety protocol when operating ATV’s – including wearing a helmet and proper clothing.