9-year-old seriously injured after ATV accident

Posted at 10:53 AM, Jun 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-30 12:53:29-04

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    Dodge County, WI (WDJT) — Two people were injured following an ATV accident in Dodge County.

It happened on County M/Rhine Road in the Town of Emmet around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday.

A 48-year-old Watertown man was operating the ATV with a 9-year-old passenger from Rio.

According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the man lost control of the ATV in the intersection, causing it to roll, and eject both the operator and passenger.

The operator was taken to a local hospital for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The 9-year-old passenger was flown to Children’s Hospital in Madison for treatment of serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office believes that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

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