An ATV accident in Washington County on Friday resulted in a 9-year-old child being flown to Children’s Hospital for serious injuries, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The report states that a 7-year-old Steven Emily of Potosi was driving an ATV on an unnamed trail on Simpson Road in Washington County with 9-year-old Virginia Emily of Potosi at 4:45 p.m.
The undercarriage of the vehicle reportedly struck a rock and ejected the passenger. The ATV then struck the ejected child, who received serious injuries and was flown to Children’s Hospital via Air Evac.
A Farmington man was injured in an unrelated accident on Saturday in Jefferson County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
According to the report, Timothy Callahan, 44 of Farmington was driving north on Route B south of Cedar Trace Road around 5:30 a.m. when the 2003 Ford Focus he was driving travelled off the left side of the roadway, struck an embankment and a tree and overturned.
Callahan reportedly received minor injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital by ambulance. His vehicle sustained extensive damage.