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Mon August 20, 2012
Iron County ORV accident injures Illinois man
BATES TOWNSHIP, MI-- One person is injured, following an ORV accident in Iron County.
The Sheriff’s Department says the crash happened Saturday around 3 p.m. on Trail #16 near Wagner Lake in Bates Township. Deputies say a 29-year-old Palatine, Illinois, man drove off the marked trail, went into a heavily wooded ravine, and came to rest against a stand of trees.
The driver was taken to North Star Hospital in Iron River with several non-life-threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Deputies say driver inexperience was a contributing factor in the crash.