2 Teens Injured in ATV Accident

Two teens were seriously injured in an ATV accident on Saturday afternoon in Uintah County. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, emergency response was called to Massey Meadow, northeast of Vernal, shortly after 3:00pm on Saturday. “The ATV was being driven by a 13-year-old female with a 15-year-old female passenger when the accident occurred,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “When the ATV came around a corner on the trail, the driver lost control of the ATV and it began to slide sideways. As the driver attempted to regain control, she over-corrected, causing the ATV to go back across the trail where it collided with an affixed metal pipe on the side of the trail.” Both were seriously injured in the accident. The 13-year-old driver was taken from the scene by medical helicopter to a Salt Lake City hospital while the 15-year-old passenger was taken by ambulance to Ashley Regional Medical Center. Both were wearing helmets at the time of the accident and the investigation is ongoing.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.