ATV runs over 9-year-old’s leg in Green County

Boy fell off ATV while turning around mailbox in road ditch, officials say
ATV runs over 9-year-old’s leg in Green County

A 9-year-old boy was injured when an all-terrain vehicle ran over his leg Saturday night, according to a release from the Green County Sheriff’s Department.

The 9-year-old Belleville boy was riding the ATV in the N8800 block of Schilt Road in the town of Exeter around 8:40 p.m., officials said.

He was traveling southbound in the road ditch on a Kawasaki ATV when he turned to go around a mailbox, investigators said. He fell off the ATV while making the turn, and the ATV ran over his leg.

The boy was wearing a helmet, but not eye protection, officials said. He was transported to the Monroe Emergency by private vehicle.