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10 year old boy taken to Primary Childrens Hospital


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A 10 year old boy was involved in an ATV accident at Silver Lake Flats, American Fork Canyon.


The Utah County Sheriff's Office received a call at approximately 1:11 P.M. on Saturday, July 24, 2002, regarding an ATV accident 1 mile above Silver Lake Flats in American Fork Canyon. Sgt. George Alexanderson and Deputy Knowles responded and arrived a short time later. A 10 year old boy was driving ATV's with his father. The 10 year old boy was in front of his father a short distance away while going around a corner on a dirt road. The young boy went over the side of the mountain ridding the ATV down the steep mountain and then was thrown off. The young boy was wearing his helmet and received possible back, head and internal injuries. Life Flight transported the 10 year old to Primary Childrens Hospital. The family was camping in American Fork Canyon and was from Keans. Sgt. Dennis Harris/ Public Information Officer/Utah County Sheriff Office