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POWNAL — Vermont State Police have released information concerning an accident Nov. 7 in Pownal involving an ATV and a dirt bike that seriously injured the ATV rider.

“The incident was reported at about 5:10 p.m. Nov. 7 in a private field on Thompson Pond Road in Pownal and involved a collision between an ATV and a dirt bike,” said Adam Silverman, VSP public information officer.

He said an 8-year-old boy was driving the ATV when it struck a rock or some other obstruction, then hit the dirt bike, which was being ridden by a 12-year-old boy.

The 8-year-old was thrown from the ATV and seriously injured, he said, and the boy was airlifted for treatment at Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center.

The 12-year-old sustained minor injuries, the spokesman said.

A spokeswoman at Albany Medical Center said the hospital could not request a release of patient information without the name of the person.

Silverman said the names were not released because of the age of those involved in the accident.

Jim Therrien writes for New England Newspapers in Southern Vermont. Email jtherrien@benningtonbanner.com


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