ATV accident in Franconia injures two teens
Two teens were hurt in an ATV accident behind a home on Green Hill Road in Franconia Wednesday afternoon.
The accident took place shortly before 3 p.m. when the teens were riding in ATVs and collided at a slight angle, narrowly missing hitting each other headon, according to Franconia police Sgt. Jeffery Gower.
“They were on a stone dirt road, and might’ve just been coming around a curve too fast and just couldn’t avoid each other,” Gower said.
The 19-year-old is from nuakertown and the 17-year-old is from Alexandria, Va., but both were in the area to visit their grandparents, who live in the home on Green Hill, according to police.
Both teens were wearing helmets and protective equipment and were relatively protected when the ATVs collided, according to Gower, and were lucky to escape relatively unscathed.
The 17-year-old suffered cuts to his left leg, and the 19-year-old complained of back pain after the accident; both were taken by ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital for evaluation, Gower said.
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The call “initially came in as an unresponsive [subject], but when I got back to him he was conscious and alert, and knew what his name was, what day it was, all of that good stuff,” said Gower.
“They were very fortunate, this could have been a lot worse,” he said.
One ATV suffered minor damage but both were driven by another relative to safe storage in the nearby home, according to Gower.
Franconia Township police are seen by the Souderton Ambulance transporting one of the victims of an ATV accident that occurred at a residence on Green Hill Road in Franconia Wednesday.