The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is reporting that two people are in critical condition after a serious all-terrain vehicle accident that occured in the early morning hours of March 18 in the Union Bridge area.
According to the Sheriff's Office account, at about 12:46 a.m. Sunday, sheriff's deputies responded to the 400 block of Mckinstrys Mill Road for the report of a single vehicle accident involving an ATV.
At the scene, deputies determined that the operator had apparently lost control and struck a guard rail.
The operator, a 36-year-old man from Union Bridge, and his passenger, a 19-year-old from Taneytown, were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident, according to the Sheriff's Office report. Both were unconscious and unresponsive, deputies reported.
Medical personnel from the Union Bridge Fire Company responded to the scene, and transported both subjects to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where they were in critical condition as of Sunday morning, according to the Sheriff's Office report.
The report said that the Sheriff's Office Collision Investigators are reconstructing the events that led to the accident, and the report also said deputies believe alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Corp. Jeff Miller of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office at 410-386-2900.