Two girls injured, one seriously, in ATV accident

Two St. Cloud girls were injured, one seriously, after an ATV crash on the Bull Moose Trail in rural Backus on Saturday.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says the 14-year-old driver of the ATV left the trail and struck a tree.

She was transported by helicopter to a St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The passenger, a nine-year-old, was treated on the scene.

Investigators said neither of the girls was wearing helmets.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.

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