Passenger injured in ATV accident

BATTLE GROUND — A passenger sustained significant injuries in an ATV accident Monday evening just east of Battle Ground according to a press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.


At approximately 8:04 p.m. Monday, units with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist Clark County Fire District 3 and American Medical Response with a single vehicle accident involving an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) at the intersection of NE Berry Road and NE 240th Avenue.


Upon arrival, deputies learned that a total of four subjects were riding two ATV’s southwest on NE Berry Road, and attempted to make the northbound turn onto NE 240th Avenue. The driver of one of the ATV’s failed to negotiate the turn and left the roadway, striking a power utility box. The passenger on the ATV was ejected and sustained significant injuries.


Life flight was dispatched to a near-by location and the passenger was airlifted to an area hospital. The extent of injuries is not known at this time.


None of the riders of either ATV were wearing helmets at the time of the incident.


Alcohol, icy conditions and the use of non-street legal vehicles on public roadways are all believed to be possible contributing factors.


The Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit is investigating. There is no additional information at this time.


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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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