MEEKER COUNTY, MN – Two juveniles were injured in an ATV accident in Meeker County Friday evening, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.
Tyler Schindewolf, 9, of Cosmos, called the sheriff’s office at 9:21 p.m. July 13 stating that he was trapped under an ATV with his 14-year-old cousin, Sabrina Miller, of Glendale, AZ. Schindewolf told the sheriff’s office that Miller was not breathing.
When deputies arrived, they found Schindewolf and Miller trapped under an overturned ATV in the driveway of the 54000 block of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 23 in Acton Township, according to the press release.
Deputies were able to flip the ATV off of the juveniles. Grove City Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance personnel administered first aid to both of them. Miller was air lifted by LifeLink III helicopter to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) with critical injuries. Schindewolf was transported by private party to HCMC.
The initial investigation revealed the accident is likely the result of the driver (Miller) turning too sharp causing the ATV to flip over, the press release noted.