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ATV crash near Backus results in injuries

A 14-year-old girl from St. Cloud was flown to St. Cloud Hospital via helicopter.

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Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an all-terrain vehicle crash with injuries on the Bull Moose Trail in Bull Moose Township, rural Backus.

Deputies and responders arrived and learned that a 2017 Honda ATV had left the trail, striking a tree. The driver of the machine, a 14-year-old girl, of St. Cloud, was treated on scene and transported via helicopter to St. Cloud Hospital with serious injuries.

The passenger, a 9-year-old girl, of St Cloud, was treated on scene.

The investigation indicated that neither girl wore a helmet.

Assisting at the scene were Backus First Responders and Fire, North Memorial Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.

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