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One Injured in ATV Rollover


July 02, 2016
Saturday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department and the Alaska State Troopers responded Thursday to an ATV rollover crash near Whipple Creek approximately 12 miles north of Ketchikan.

Investigation revealed a 69 year old male driver from Bakersfield California had driven off the trail while operating the ATV which then rolled over onto it side and came to rest on top of a 67 year old passenger, also from Bakersfield, California. The passenger received several injuries from the incident.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, the North Tongass Fire Department was able to safely extract the female from underneath the ATV and transported her to the Ketchikan Medical Center for treatment.

It was reported that both driver and passenger were wearing helmets at the time of the incident.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Alaska Department of Public Safety


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