Archive for Saturday, July 8, 2006

Men still in hospital after ATV accident

July 8, 2006


Two 22-year-old men from the area remain hospitalized after a four-wheeler accident early July 1 in southeastern Jefferson County, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.

Robert Robinson, Lawrence, and Chase Coffin, Oskaloosa, were riding a Suzuki all-terrain vehicle about 3 a.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it approached a bridge near 54th and Washington roads south of McLouth, said Sgt. George Welch, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriff's office. Welch also said the accident report did not specify who drove the vehicle.

The passenger fell from the vehicle on a bridge on Washington Road, and the driver remained on the vehicle as it toppled over the bridge's railing and fell about 10 feet, Welch said.

A LifeStar helicopter ambulance and crew flew both men to St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Kerry O'Connor, a hospital spokeswoman, said Friday afternoon that Robinson was listed in fair condition. A report on Coffin's condition was unavailable because family members could not be located Friday to give permission for its release, she said.

Welch said officers continued to investigate the accident.


Dixie Jones 11 years, 11 months ago

chase passed away early friday morning. my prayers and thoughts go out to both families

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