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ATV Rider Survives Accident In Park ORV Area

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area

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On Saturday, May 12th, emergency responders were called to the Rosita Flats off-road vehicle area for an ATV rollover. The operator, a 15-year-old boy, was described as unconscious and unresponsive. He was trying to jump a small hill in the ORV area but was going too fast, causing the ATV to vault upon landing and throwing him about 40 feet. Potter County deputies were first on scene; they were soon joined by Potter County Fire and Amarillo Emergency Medical Services personnel. Basic life support measures were administered and a Life Star medical helicopter was ordered. The boy was flown to an area hospital. A ranger arrived on scene nearly 40 minutes after the initial call due to the long drive and began an investigation. The boy was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, which saved his life.  A follow-up with his parents revealed that he was in good health and ready to get back on his ATV.



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