Children injured in Carrick accident

Two children were injured when an all-terrain vehicle collided with a truck near Carrick in southeast Manitoba recently.
   Sprague RCMP were called to the scene on Provincial Road 203 in the Rural Municipality of Piney about 5 p.m. on August 8.
   Police said an eastbound ATV operated by an 11-year-old boy, with a 9-year-old passenger, was driving on the roadway when it collided with a westbound truck.
   The two kids suffered non-life threatening injuries, RCMP said. They were transported to hospital by ambulance and were reportedly in stable condition, police said.
   Two people inside the truck, the driver and a passenger, were also taken to hospital where they were treated and released.
   Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, police said. Charges are pending against the registered owner of the off-road vehicle.
   Under the province’s Off-Road Vehicle Act, ATVs are not allowed to be driven on public roads and people must wear helmets while operating the vehicles. Children are also required to be supervised by adults while operating ATVs.
   RCMP didn’t say whether the children were wearing helmets.

   The accident occurred while the community was celebrating their annual Carrick Days.


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