Cumberland Times-News

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June 22, 2014

06/22 - Teen ATV passenger flown for treatment

— FAIRHOPE, Pa. — A 15-year-old Hyndman male who was a passenger on an all-terrain vehicle sustained major injuries during a wreck on Comps Road Friday afternoon, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

The juvenile was flown by Berlin Medstar to Conemaugh Hospital.

Police said the ATV was operated by Christopher R. Merkel, 18, Hyndman, who lost control on the dirt roadway. The ATV left the road and then hit an embankment and a tree. Both riders, neither of which was wearing a helmet, were thrown.

Merkel was charged with driving in a prohibited area.

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