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2 girls air lifted after Bernardston ATV accident

Rescuers bring the second of two girls injured in an ATV accident Monday out of the woods off Huckle Hill Road in Bernardston.
Recorder Chris Curtis

Rescuers bring the second of two girls injured in an ATV accident Monday out of the woods off Huckle Hill Road in Bernardston. Recorder Chris Curtis Purchase photo reprints »

BERNARDSTON — Rescuers took two girls out of the woods on Monday following an all-terrain vehicle accident, both with injuries.

The two 13-year-olds were riding an ATV in woods behind the home of one of the two on Huckle Hill Road when the accident occurred Monday afternoon, according to Fire Chief Peter Shedd.

“There’s quite the ravine down here and a curve, and apparently they lost it on the curve and the ATV and everything went over,” Shedd said.

One girl broke her leg, the other had a head injury and some minor scrapes, Shedd said, the head injury such that the girl lost consciousness for several minutes.

Both were taken by ambulance to Greenfield to meet with a LifeFlight helicopter ambulance, the second taken from the woods shortly after 4:30 p.m. Shedd said the decision to transport the two to a larger hospital was made in part because their parents could not be reached.

Bernardston firefighters, state and town police and MedCare ambulance crews carried the two out of the forest one-by-one on the Bernardston Fire Department’s ATV-towed rescue trailer.

Shedd said it appeared both were wearing helmets. As they are minors, their names and therefore conditions could not be obtained Monday. Environmental Police Officers will handle the investigation.

You can reach Chris Curtis at: ccurtis@recorder.com or 413-772-0261, ext. 257

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