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16-year-old in critical condition after ATV accident in Charlotte County

Posted: 1:26 PM, Jun 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-24 07:13:03-04
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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — A 16-year-old male is in critical condition after an ATV accident, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

FHP said the male was driving a Polaris Sportsman ATV southbound on Huffmaster Road, approaching a left turn. During the turn, the ATV ran off the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Deputies said the crash was not alcohol related, and the driver was not wearing a helmet.

FHP is investigating the incident.