Lebanon man injured in two-ATV accident

By Staff, Foster's Daily Democrat
Posted July 26, 2012, at 11:02 a.m.

LEBANON, Maine — The Lebanon Rescue Department and Maine Game Warden Service was dispatched to an ATV Accident with injuries on shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday on Orrills Hill Road, about one mile in from Prospect Hill Road.

While rescue crews were en route to the scene, dispatch updated responders that the accident happened in the woods and that a male would be coming out to show rescue personnel where to go.

The Lebanon Rescue off-road rescue vehicle was dispatched to the scene to assist in case the patient would need to be brought out of the woods on a stretcher.

When rescue crews arrived, they located a man who was conscious and alert and lying in the middle of Orrills Hill Road. Due to his injuries, a paramedic from Frisbie Memorial Hospital was dispatched to the scene to assist Lebanon Rescue personnel.

The operator of the ATV had tried to avoid another ATV that had stopped in the roadway due to massive bumps and the road being washed out. The second ATV hit the rear end of the first ATV and the driver was pushed into the handle bars causing injuries. Both ATV operators were wearing their helmets at the time of the accident.

The injured driver was a 44-year-old man from Lebanon. He was transported by Lebanon Ambulance One to Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the first ATV was a 13-year-old boy, also of Lebanon. He was not injured in the accident.

At the same time of this incident, a second medical call was dispatched so Lebanon Rescue Two at the paramedic level was dispatched to the second scene.

The ATV accident is under investigation by the Maine Warden Service.

Crews cleared the scene around 6 p.m.

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