Two Hurt in Bayfield Co. Weekend ATV Accident

By KBJR News 1

Two Hurt in Bayfield Co. Weekend ATV Accident

September 5, 2012 Updated Sep 5, 2012 at 7:56 PM CDT

Iron River Township, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) - Alcohol is suspected to have played a factor in a weekend ATV accident that left two people seriously hurt.

The Bayfield County Sheriff says the 22-year-old driver, Zachary King of Superior, was found unconscious. His passenger, 18 year-year-old Bridget Tahtinen of Poplar, suffered injuries to her head.

Authorities say as King was negotiating a corner on the road, he drifted across the road, striking an embankment and a tree.

The two were airlifted to hospitals in Duluth. Neither wore a helmet.

Iron River Fire and Ambulance, Bayfield County Deputies, Iron River Police Department, and Gold Cross Ambulance service responded to the incident.

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