On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at approximately 4:55 p.m., Smith
County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to East Texas Medical Center
Emergency Room regarding an ATV accident which occurred earlier on private
property at 11749 Highway 64 East near Chapel Hill. The accident involved
two juvenile females, one of which sustained severe head trauma and is in
critical condition. That individual is undergoing surgery at ETMC at this
time. The two girls were attending a birthday party and were riding an
All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Witnesses stated they were traveling at
an unsafe speed when they lost control of the ATV, ejecting both individuals.
The occupant of the ATV with the more severe injuries was pinned underneath the
ATV. The second occupant sustained moderate scrapes and bruises.
There is no further information available at this time. Additional
information will be forwarded as it is received.
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