(West Yellowstone, Mont.) On Thursday 7/26/2012 at approximately 11:50 am Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was dispatched to an ATV accident in the Two Top area of West Yellowstone.
The injured ATV rider was assisted by an off duty EMT from Fremont County EMS who administered first aid. SAR members located the injured woman and her party who were brought out by vehicles back to West Yellowstone. The injured woman had hip and arm pain but was treated and released.
Sheriff’s Deputies determined that the 48 year old woman from Nebraska lost control while going traveling on a downhill slope and struck a tree. She was thrown from the 4 wheeler but suffered only minor injuries.
Sheriff Gootkin reminds the public that it is important to know your equipment and terrain prior to recreating with motorized equipment. The victim was wearing a helmet which definitely helped keep her from being seriously injured