Young ATV rider in critical condition following accident in Corfu
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on August 4, 2013 - 9:20am
A 16-year-old Pembroke resident is in critical condition this morning at Erie County Medical Center following an ATV accident in the Village of Corfu last night.
Benjamin L. Falker was riding a 2012 Polaris Sportsman 500 on West Main Street when he attempted to enter the sidewalk south of Prospect Street. He lost control and struck a row of bushes and the four-wheeler flipped over and he was ejected.
The ATV struck a utility pole and came to rest in an upright position.
Benjamin, the sole occupant of the ATV, sustained a head injury and was transported to ECMC by Mercy Flight.
The investigation is continuing and charges may be pending.
Investigating the accident are Deputy Jason Saile, Sgt. William Scott of the Crash Management Team, Investigator Timothy Weis, Sgt. Brian Frieday and Officer Rich Retzlaf of the Corfu PD.
Assisting at the scene was the Corfu Fire Department and Mercy EMS.