Teenager airlifted for ATV accident injuries 

A 16-year-old ATV driver was taken to hospital with a broken elbow and leg after an accident in Haliburton on the evening of July 3.

Haliburton Highlands OPP said the driver had driven off of Indian Point Road into the north ditch.

“The male driver stated he was travelling approximately 30 kilometres an hour and lost control” said Liane Spong-Hooyenga detachment commander with the Haliburton Highlands OPP. “The ATV struck a tree and the male was ejected from the vehicle. He was wearing a helmet at the time but no other protective clothing.”

The driver a resident of Toronto visiting a family cottage was taken by Lindsay EMS to Haliburton Hospital and then airlifted by ORNGE to St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto for surgery according to police.

“Police have confirmed the male had surgery for his injuries and is expected to make a full recovery” said Spong-Hooyenga.

Spong-Hooyenga said conditions at the time were clear and dry and police are still investigating the accident.