Youths injured in ATV/pickup collision

Charges laid in accident resulting in minor injuries to two young men.

100 Mile RCMP attended the scene of collision on Hwy 24 at the Lone Butte dump site on July 16, at 7:48 p.m., involving a Ford Ranger truck and an ATV being operated by two young males.

Police investigation indicated that the ATV, being driven by a 16 year old male, entered onto the highway without looking into the path of an oncoming vehicle. A collision resulted in the boys being ejected from the ATV.

Though helmets were worn by both males, the driver suffered injuries of deep scrapes and bruises stated Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media liaison, The 12 year old passenger suffered a broken hip and was transported to hospital for treatment.

Charges under the Motor Vehicle Act have been laid against the driver of the ATV for Failing to Yield to Traffic and Operating an Unlicensed Vehicle. The ATV was destroyed in the collision and the truck sustained extensive damage.

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