ATV accident victim airlifted in Southern Pines

A 22 year-old-man was airlifted after an ATV accident in Southern Pines. The accident occurred on W. Illinois Avenue near the intersection with S. Mechanic Street just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

The man was injured when the ATV he was riding rolled over in the road. When emergency crews arrived, the man was alert but injured. He was placed in the EMS unit, and as paramedics began to access his injuries, a helicopter was called.

ATV accident victim airlifted Southern Pines

A landing zone was established by Southern Pines firefighters at Memorial ball field in Southern Pines.

EMS transported the victim to the field. He was flown to an area trauma center. His condition is unknown at this time.

Southern Pines Police are investigating the accident.

Responding to the scene were Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Southern Pines Police Department.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article, photo, and video by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.

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