Two people were seriously wounded in unrelated ATV crashes in Minnesota this weekend.
This first happened Friday evening near the southern Minnesota town of Emmons in Freeborn County, when a 12-year-old girl crashed her vehicle in a ditch.
According to ABC 6 in Rochester, she was riding with two other young girls at the time, and all three were thrown off the four-wheeler when it rolled.
The station says the 12-year-old, who was driving the vehicle, was left unresponsive, and that a neighbor started CPR after the girl's two passengers failed to wake her.
Per the Star Tribune, none of the three girls was wearing a helmet. The paper says the 12-year-old was airlifted to the Mayo Clinic with life-threatening injuries.
Late Saturday night, in St. Louis County's Pequaywan Township — about 33 miles north of Duluth — authorities were called to the scene of an ATV accident to find a 40-year-old man "lying on the pavement with severe injuries."
According to a news release from the sheriff's office, deputies learned that he had been traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his ATV, causing it to roll.
The release says alcohol is believe to have been a factor in the crash, which is now under investigation.
The unidentified victim was taken to Duluth Hospital, also with life-threatening injuries.
There have been at least two other ATV accidents this month in Minnesota, with one leaving a teen in critical condition and the other killing a 59-year-old man. Both incidents happened in Chisago County.
According to DNR data, there have been 16 ATV-related deaths in the state this year.