On Monday evening in Kingman, Arizona, two individuals were hurt in an ATV accident, one of them with critical injuries.
A spokesman of the Kingman Fire Department, Battalion Chief Bill Johnston, informed that the crash occurred near the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Seneca Street.
Authorities stated that riding on a single quad, 51-year-olds Kurt Payne and Sheila Quinby were traveling at a high, but yet undetermined speed, when their all-terrain vehicle crashed.
Johnson revealed that the two were ejected from the ATV and were found about 30 feet apart when emergency personnel responded to the scene.
He went on to inform that Payne was not wearing a safety helmet and suffered a traumatic head injury. He was transported, in critical condition, first to Kingman Regional Medical Center, and then to a hospital in Las Vegas.
Quinby was wearing a helmet, and she sustained more minor injuries. She was taken to KRMC for treatment.
Kingman Police Department spokesman, Sergeant Bob Fisk stated:
"We believe speed and alcohol may have played a role in this."
An investigation is ongoing at this time.
As a Phoenix accident attorney, these types of situations are always upsetting to read about.
Reports on the crash have not yet made it clear who was driving the ATV, and questions regarding the exact reasons why it happened are still to be answered.
Our Phoenix accident lawyers hope for the speedy and full recovery of the two who were injured in this incident, and we will keep you updated on their status as more information becomes available.