By Robert Mills. From Lowell Sun. Originally posted: May 23, 2015. Original Article.


A 14-year-old Dracut boy was seriously injured when an ATV he was riding, while not wearing a helmet, rolled over in a field off Carl Drive in Dracut on Saturday afternoon, according to police.

Emergency crews were called to a field behind 23 Carl Drive about 6 p.m., and found an unconscious 14-year-old boy suffering from serious injuries, according to Deputy Chief David Chartrand.

Chartrand said the injured boy was a passenger on the ATV, which was driven by another 14-year-old Dracut boy.

“They were riding in the field and the ATV flipped over when he took a sharp turn,” Chartrand said.

Chartrand said neither boy was wearing a helmet. He said the ATV had a rollbar, and it appears the injured boy may have struck the rollbar.

Chartrand said the boy regained consciousness at the scene. He was taken by ambulance to Lowell General Hospital, and then flown by MedFlight to Tufts Medical Center in Boston. His condition was not immediately available.

Chartrand said it was not immediately clear if the injuries were life-threatening.

No charges were filed, but Dracut police continue to investigate.

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