COALVILLE, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Summit County officials say an 11-year-old boy from out of state was injured in an ATV crash on Tuesday.
County officials said the crash took place on a ranch near the 3300 block of Chalk Creek Road, about 14 miles southeast of Coalville.
Officials said the boy was using a helmet at the time of the crash, but that the helmet came off at some point, leading to head trauma. The boy struck a fence before the ATV landed on him. He was found unconscious, but breathing.
The boy is in critical condition at Primary Children's Medical Center.
Chance Lundgren and Josh DeRoest have been riding ATV's together since childhood. The men said the accident is a reminder to take precautions when off roading.
"It's not a thing to take lightly," Chance Lundgren said. "If an ATV lands on you, you could get hurt pretty bad."
If your family plans to go off roading, taking the necessary precautions can prevent an accident.
Make sure you wear safety gear that fits correctly. Depending on the age of the rider, he or she should be driving an ATV intended for a child or adult.
"If you're not going to wear a helmet or make sure it's properly buckled, you might as well take it off," Josh DeRoest added.
The men have seen several accidents and prays the boy recovers from his.