ATV crash inflicts 'life-threatening' injuries in Banks
A 40-year-old man is battling "life-threatening injuries" after firefighters say he was pinned underneath his all terrain vehicle in rural Washington County.
Banks Fire District personnel responded to reports of an accident around 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13.
The "Side by Sides" ATV apparently rolled over onto private property in the 18800 block of Northwest Azure Drive just north of the city of Banks, police and first responders say.
The patient was flown to Oregon Health & Science University by a Life Flight helicopter, according to a news release.
"The man was not wearing a helmet or seatbelt and was partially ejected," a Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman wrote. "With the warmer temperatures, deputies see more people using their off-road vehicles on both private and public lands."
Banks firefighters were assisted by North Plains Police, Oregon State Police and the Washington County Sheriff's Office and a Metro West ambulance.