Nine Children Hurt in ATV Crash in Becker County
DETROIT LAKES -- Authorities say nine children were hurt when a utility vehicle driven by an 11-year-old boy crashed in Becker County.
The sheriff's office got a report of an ATV crash involving children in Runeberg Township around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Emergency personnel arrived and discovered nine children were on the vehicle when it crashed.
Authorities say the 11-year-old was driving the side-by-side on a road when he swerved to avoid hitting a dog. The utility vehicle then tipped on its side.
Five children were taken by ambulance to a Detroit Lakes hospital, three were taken to a Park Rapids hospital and a 6-year-old was flown to a hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.
All the children were between the ages of 6 and 11. The crash remains under investigation.