The Revelstoke RCMP are reminding off-road vehicle users to always wear an approved helmet, after responding to an ATV rollover over the May long weekend.
In a press release sent to media on Tuesday, May 23, Revelstoke RCMP said that on the evening of Friday, May 19 they were advised by BC Emergency Health Services of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rollover at the “flats” south of Revelstoke.
“Police attended and located two youths suffering from injuries as a result of the incident. Both youths were suffering from injuries as a result of the incident,” the statement read, noting that a number of youths were gathered in the area for a campout.
“On-scene police investigation determined that neither the operator nor the passenger were wearing helmets at the time of the crash,” said Revelstoke RCMP Sgt. Chris Dodds. Dodds said the youth driver has since been transferred to Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops in serious but stable condition. The female passenger was released from Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke with minor injuries.
RCMP say they are not releasing the names of the youths. The press release noted that the Revelstoke RCMP Victims Services Unit is engaged with the family and friends of the two youths involved with the crash.