LITTLE ROCK, AR (KATV) — Little Rock police are investigating a crash involving an ATV and an SUV.
A 17-year-old male was driving the ATV on 51st and Mabelvale Pike in Little Rock when he turned in front of an oncoming vehicle, according to Little Rock police.
Police say the teenager did not have on his lights and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The driver of the ATV was taken to UAMS and is in critical condition. The driver of the SUV was unharmed.
This teen must have had a death wish. Riding an ATV at night and no lights and no helmet looks suicidal to us.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Authorities are saying a 17-year-old , who was hit while riding an ATV is now in critical condition.
The collision left the teenager with a severe head injury (although he was pretty brain-dead before the crash; who, in the right mind, would ride ATV illegally, without lights on and without helmet?).
The call went out just after 9 p.m. to the 5000 block of Mabelvale Pike near 51st Street.
There, authorities found a vehicle had collided with a four-wheeler.
At this time, police are not releasing any more information.
Officials remind the public that riding an ATV in city limits is illegal.
Teen ATV driver injured in the head in collision with SUV in Little Rock, AR
By Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A teenage boy was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Little Rock, police reported.
Police Department spokesman officer Steve Moore said a 17-year-old boy was riding an all-terrain vehicle at Mabelvale Pike and 51st Street when he turned in front of an SUV about 10 p.m.
The collision left the teenager with a severe head injury, Moore said. The boy was taken to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock in critical condition. He remained hospitalized Saturday. No other injuries were reported.
Moore said the teen was not wearing a helmet and was riding the ATV without its lights on.
Police had not identified him Saturday.