ATV wreck injures 2 teens

(Information from Oak Ridge Today) Two Oliver Springs teenagers were injured in a two-vehicle ATV crash in Coalfield on Friday afternoon, and one of them was flown to a hospital by a medical helicopter that landed in Oliver Springs. The teenager flown to the hospital was a 14-year-old who had been driving a Suzuki ATV on Back Petros Road in Morgan County at about 3:15 pm Friday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said. It was headed in the same direction as a second all-terrain vehicle, a Honda driven by another 14-year-old when the right front tire of the Suzuki ran into the left rear tire of the Honda..
The 14-year-old driving the Suzuki then lost control of the ATV, and it overturned. The driver was wearing a helmet, but suffered 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 Lifestar helicopter that landed at Tri County Mall in Oliver Springs. The 15-year-old passenger was taken to a hospital in an ambulance.
A third teenager, a 14-year-old also identified as an Oliver Springs resident, 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.

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