LSO: 9-year-old boy in critical condition after ATV accident

Authorities say a boy is fighting for his life after an ATV accident Wednesday night. 
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Authorities say a boy is fighting for his life after an ATV accident Wednesday night.

Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said the 9-year-old was riding an ATV in the 162 block of Branched Oak Road around 8 p.m. when he crashed head-on into a tree. The boy was thrown into the tree and was not wearing a helmet, Wagner said.

The boy was taken via medical helicopter to Bryan West and then transferred to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

As of Thursday morning the boy was in critical condition with a severe head injury, Wagner said.

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