Grandmother, Grandson Hurt in ATV Accident

The woman and her 4-year-old grandson were both hospitalized, police said.

By Bob Connors
|  Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013  |  Updated 10:40 AM EDT
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Grandmother, Grandson Hurt in ATV Accident

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A LifeStar helicopter was called to transport a grandmother who was injured in an ATV accident along with her 4-year-old grandson in Vernon Tuesday evening.

A grandmother and her 4-year-old grandson were injured when the ATV they were riding slammed into a garage in Vernon Tuesday.

Police responded to Brandy Hill Road near Reservoir Road around 6:30 p.m..

According to police, the woman was on the ATV with her grandson when she accidentally hit the gas and drove the vehicle into a garage door.

The grandmother was flown by LifeStar helicopter to Hartford Hospital with lacerations. The boy was transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center by ambulance. Both were conscious and alert at the scene, police said.

A 6-year-old was also on the ATV, but was not injured.

Police did not release the names of the victims.

No charges will be filed, since the incident occurred on private property, according to police.

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