Two children injured in UTV accident on Boulder Lake

Two children injured in UTV accident on Boulder Lake

WDIO
Created: March 07, 2021 05:24 PM

Two children were injured in a UTV accident on Boulder Lake Sunday afternoon.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reports that the accident occurred around 1:30pm half a mile North of the public access boat landing on Boulder Lake.

When they arrived on scene, authorities medically stabilized two juvenile males and evacuated them to the landing.

Authorities say a 12 year-old male was transported by Lifelink III air ambulance with a broken femur and a 6 year-old male was transported by Mayo Ambulance with a head laceration. Both parties were taken to St. Luke's Hospital.

Authorities determined that the side-by-side UTV flipped, due to an equipment failure while driving on the frozen lake. Accoridng to authorities, neither male was wearing a seat belt or a helmet at the time of the accident.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said they want to encourage operators to exercise caution when using recreational vehicles on frozen waters as the weather gets warmer.

Additionally, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said they want to remind the public that all passengers and operators of ATVs under the age of 18 are required to wear a DOT-approved helmet and utilize seat belts at all times while the vehicle is being operated on public land, water, or right-of-way.

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