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5-year-old Madawaska boy transported to Bangor hospital following ATV collision

FRENCHVILLE, Maine —  A 5-year-old boy was transported to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with “serious injuries” following an all-terrain vehicle accident on Saturday, May 13, according to a Maine Warden Service spokesperson.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., wardens responded to a head-on collision between ATVs driven by the 5-year-old and his 7-year-old brother, both of Madawaska.

The 5-year-old boy was flown to Bangor for more “extensive head examinations,” although his injuries did not appear life threatening at that time, said Cpl. John MacDonald of the warden service.

The crash occurred at the boys’ grandfather’s residence on U.S. Route 1 in Frenchville. Both children were wearing helmets, according to MacDonald, and varying degrees of damage was done to both machines. The youngest was operating a 2016 Polaris 50 Outlaw and the older boy was operating a 2014 Yamaha 250 Raptor.

The collision was not witnessed by the grandfather but he told wardens that he heard the crash. MacDonald was not aware of any  pending charges related to the accident.

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