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August 15, 2010
Two Critically Hurt in Danforth ATV Incident
Three people were injured, two with life-threatening conditions, when the ATV they were on went airborne off a trail and hit hemlock trees Saturday evening in Danforth.
Tasha Barnes, 20, of Baileyville, was driving the Arctic Cat RTV equipped with a dump bucket Saturday evening on Brown Road, a road that leads to a private camp on East Grand Lake, according to Maine Warden Service Sgt. Durward Humphrey.
The Maine Warden Service received the call at 5:45 p.m.
Riding with Miss Barnes was a 13-year-old girl, who was sitting beside her, and an 9-year-old girl, who was in the dump bucket. The 13-year-old and 9-year-old girls are from Danforth.
Ms. Barnes suffered broken ribs, internal injuries and internal bleeding. She was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital and airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
The 9-year-old suffered a skull fracture and head swelling, a broken right arm, and broken left collarbone. She was transported to Houlton Regional Hospital and airlifted to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. She is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
The 13-year-old was treated and released at Houlton Regional Hospital.
Maine Warden Service Sgt. Durward Humphrey and Game Wardens Brad Richards, Jim Davis, Scott Martin and Paul Farrington responded. Danforth Rescue and Baileyville rescue also responded.
The incident in under investigation.
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