A 16-year-old ATV rider lost control of his vehicle on Pine Creek Road near Hur, striking a tree, his ATV then landed about 175 feet over the hill. The accident occurred about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Riding with him on a separate ATV was another youth, who did not wreck.

The injured youth, who was wearing a helmet, appeared to have serious chest and other pain.

He was taken to Minnie Hamilton Health System by Calhoun EMS, where he was being life-flighted to a medical center.

The Grantsville Volunteer Fire Department, also responded. WV State Police are investigating.

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