Elderly man flown to hospital after ATV accident

An elderly man riding an ATV was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center Thursday morning after striking a parked backhoe that had been cleaning up debris in Cottonwood. (VVN/Vyto Starinksas)

An elderly man riding an ATV was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center Thursday morning after striking a parked backhoe that had been cleaning up debris in Cottonwood. (VVN/Vyto Starinksas)

COTTONWOOD – An elderly man riding an ATV was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center Thursday morning after striking a parked backhoe that had been cleaning up debris in Cottonwood.

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(VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

Around 8:45 a.m., the Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department, Cottonwood Police Department, and Verde Valley Ambulance Company responded to the accident at the 900 block of South Camino Real.

The man was treated on scene by Cottonwood Fire and Medical Department and Verde Valley Ambulance personnel, according to a CFMD news release.

He was transported to the Cottonwood Airport where care was transferred to medical helicopter personnel. The patient was then transported to Flagstaff Medical Center by Guardian Medical helicopter with multi-system trauma, according to the release.

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