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ATV wrecks send 2 to hospital

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MAGOFFIN – Two were injured in separate ATV accidents approximately an hour apart on Saturday.

Around 4 p.m. on May 16 first responders were called to an ATV accident on KY Rt. 378, approximately three miles from the junction of KY Rt. 30.

Magoffin County Rescue Squad Captain Carter Conley said a possible medical problem may have caused the wreck, resulting in the ATV rolling onto of the male driver.

Before the Middle Fork Volunteer Fire Department and the Magoffin County Rescue Squad could arrive, bystanders had removed the ATV off the man.

Due to possible severe trauma to his chest, a landing zone was set up nearby and KY 118 responded, but he refused to fly. The flight crew joined the ambulance crew and he was transported to Paul B. Hall Medical Center.

Approximately an hour later, first responders were called to an area two miles up Craft Creek, where a male had ran an ATV roughly 40 feet over an embankment. He was also assessed to have possible traumatic injuries.

A landing zone was set up at the Middle Fork Volunteer Fire Department and he was flown by KY 2 to the University of Kentucky Hospital. 

Both men were released from the hospital on Sunday and are reportedly continuing to recover from home.

Magoffin County Rescue Squad and Middle Fork Volunteer Fire Department responded to both accidents.
 

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