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Five teens injured in ATV accident

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Five teens were injured Friday afternoon in an ATV accident in Hinesville. 

One was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center. Two others were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart to be treated for road rash and a broken bone, after the 4:30 p.m. wreck.

According to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Cpl. Les Patton, the ATV driven by a 13-year-old female was traveling on Peacock Trail in the Oak Crest subdivision when the accident occurred. There were three females and 2 males in the vehicle, ranging from ages 12 to 16.

According to Patton, the driver lost control when she was traveling at a high rate of speed causing the vehicle to flip throwing the children onto the asphalt.

The condition of the teens transported to the hospital is unknown; however their injuries appear non-life threatening according to police.

Elvia Kelly, a neighbor of the two boys injured in the wreck said the boys ran home to report the accident to their parents and were immediately taken to the hospital. Kelly said, "One boy hit the pavement and got road rash over his back side, he also has a minor fracture to his elbow. The other child was taken to a hospital in Savannah, he has road rash as well but is expected to be fine."

Police would not provide details as to how the children acquired the ATV; the incident is still under investigation.

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