Eight teens injured when ATV flips over in Monkton

Eight north Baltimore County teens were injured in an accident on July 21 when a 2009 Polaris Ranger ATV they were riding in flipped onto its side, according to Baltimore County Police Detective Cathy Batton.

The accident occurred at 8:42 p.m. when the Ranger was headed westbound on Monkton Farms Drive in Monkton. After the vehicle flipped, it hit a curb and some rocks.

Batton said the two occupants in the front were wearing seat belts, but the six in the cargo area behind the front seat were not.

The teens — one is 15 and the rest are 16 — are from Monkton, Manchester, Parkton and White Hall.

The most seriously injured, a girl, was flown by helicopter to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was treated and released.

Two of the teens refused treatment and were taken home by their parents, Batton said. Two others were taken by ambulance to Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Ambulances took two other teens to York Hospital and one to Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric unit.

None of the teens had life-threatening injuries, Batton said. All have been released.

Batton said the accident is still under investigation.

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