FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — One juvenile was seriously injured and two others sustained minor injuries when they were thrown from an ATV in a single-vehicle crash Tuesday evening on Shellenberger Road, according to state police at Meadville.
A 16-year-old Guys Mills girl riding as a passenger was transported by medical helicopter to UPMC Hamot in Erie with a leg injury, according to Desiree Dennis of Cochranton whose son accompanied the three. The 15-year-old Cochranton boy driving the ATV and a 14-year-old female passenger from Cochranton were transported to Meadville Medical Center with minor injuries, according to police. Dennis told the Tribune all three were treated and released.
The three teenagers were traveling east on Shellenberger Road about 500 feet east of its intersection with Election House Road at approximately 7:50 p.m. when the crash occurred, according to a police press release. The 15-year-old boy driving the Arctic Cat 650 attempted to stop immediately to make a right turn, according to police, and lost control, causing the ATV to flip.
All three juveniles were thrown from the vehicle, which continued traveling east until it came to a stop in the ditch along the westbound side of the road. The names of the teens involved were withheld by police due to their ages.
Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service, STAT MedEvac and Meadville Area Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.