Rural Pequot Lakes ATV crash results in serious injuries

Two transported for serious injuries


Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that at 7:34 p.m. Saturday, May 8, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a serious ATV crash with injuries near 17th Avenue Southwest in rural Pequot Lakes.

Deputies and responders arrived on scene and learned that an Arctic Cat 500 ATV had been operating on a driveway when the driver made a sharp turn, causing the machine to roll, ejecting the occupants off the machine, and pinning them underneath the machine.

An individual in the area heard the crash and was able to move the machine off the injured parties and began administering aid. The driver, an adult female, age 58 of Pequot Lakes, was treated on scene and transported to a Brainerd hospital for unknown injuries. The passenger, a male, age 59, of Pequot Lakes, was treated on scene and transported to a St Cloud hospital by North Memorial Air Care with serious injuries.

Alcohol appears to have been a factor in the crash and the incident remains under investigation.

Assisting on the scene were the Lake Shore and Pequot Lakes police departments, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officers, Zone 3 Responders, Pequot Lakes Fire Department, North Memorial Ambulance and Air Care.

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