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Three Girls Injured in UTV Accident in Buchanan County

Three girls were injured in a UTV accident in Buchanan County on Saturday afternoon.

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 12:15 pm in the 1300 block of 275th Street southeast of Jesup.

According to the investigation, a Polaris UTV operated by a 13-year-old girl was traveling eastbound when she lost control. The UTV entered the north ditch and rolled over, coming to rest on its wheels.  The driver and two passengers, a 12-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl, were not wearing safety belts and were thrown from the vehicle. 

The driver sustained minor injuries, but did not require emergency transport. The 12-year-old and 9-year-old passengers were transported to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. 

This accident remains under investigation. 

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Jesup Fire Department, Jesup Ambulance Service and AMR Ambulance Service.

 

photo courtesy of Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office

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