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Teenager Critical After ATV Crash in Waterford

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A 13-year-old boy is fighting for his life after getting thrown off his all terrain vehicle in Waterford.  It happened around 7:30 p.m. on Seroka Rd.

Waterford assistant fire chief Harry Latta said the young boy was driving the ATV at a high rate of speed on the dirt road.  He eventually lost control, crashing into a metal post and then a tree head on.

"They're really not meant for the road.  They're for recreational purposes and on trails and that but these individuals were riding on a roadway at a high rate of speed which most definitely attributed to the injury," said Latta.

Luckily the boy was wearing a helmet, but it did come off during the crash.  He suffered a closed head injury and was airlifted to UPMC Hamot.  He was listed in critical condition. 

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