Rider in critical condition following ATV accident

May 21, 2020

DAFTER TOWNSHIP, MI--   A 29-year-old man has been seriously injured in an ATV crash in Chippewa County. 

Troopers from the Sault Ste. Marie Post were dispatched Wednesday around 8:15 p.m. to a camp on West 11 Mile Road in Dafter Township. They found a man lying unconscious next to a four-wheeler.

Investigation revealed the rider lost control of the ATV, which struck a tree.

The man was taken to War Memorial Hospital, then flown to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids in critical condition.

Officials say he wasn’t wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.