Moorhead woman injured in ATV crash near Miltona
Her 4-year-old passenger was not injured
A 32-year-old woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries after the ATV she was riding on overturned, trapping her underneath Thursday, June 25.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, here's what happened:
Riley Sowada of Moorhead, along with her 4-year-old passenger, were riding an ATV on Northeast Irene Road NE in Miltona Township. Sowada was reportedly operating the ATV very close to the shoulder when it rolled into the ditch, ejecting the 4-year-old girl from the ATV and pinning her underneath.
Shortly before 5 p.m. , authorities received a 911 call from the family that Sowada and her passenger, who had left on the ATV, were possibly missing. Family members called back and said they had located the 4-year-old and then a short time later, reported they had located the overturned ATV and that Sowada was still trapped under the machine.
Family members were able to move the ATV and free Sowada. She was examined at the scene and treated by ambulance personnel. She was later transported by the Parkers Prairie Ambulance to Alomere Health in Alexandria for further treatment, according to the sheriff's office. Her injuries were not life threatening. The 4-year-old was reportedly not injured. Neither were wearing a helmet, according to the sheriff's office.
Assisting the Douglas County Sheriff's Office were the Miltona First Responders, Parkers Prairie Ambulance, North Ambulance and LifeLink III Helicopter.