8-year-old Lewsiton girl life-flighted to hospital after ATV crash

LEWISTON, Idaho – Deputies responded to the area of Deer Creek Road and Waha Road for a report of an unconscious 8-year-old girl on Saturday.

Upon arrival, deputies learned the victim was slowly turning around an ATV when the front tire slid into a culvert with water.

The victim attempted to jump off the ATV as it was sliding, but ended up pinned underneath by her leg.

While pinned, the strap on the victim’s helmet tightened around her neck and she lost consciousness.

Bystanders in the area were able to remove her from the crash and provided first aid until medics arrived.

The victim was talking when deputies arrived and was taken to a nearby hospital by Life Flight. 

KREM


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