ATV accident prompts warning

Salmon Arm RCMP are warning ATV riders to use caution and common sense when riding.

  • Feb. 10, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Salmon Arm RCMP are warning ATV riders to use caution and common sense when riding.

On Feb. 7 at approximately 9:40 p.m., the Salmon Arm RCMP responded to the White Lake to assist the provincial ambulance.

A male had rolled his quad after riding up an embankment and suffered lower back injuries and a fractured hip.

The man’s name has not been released

The incident occurred at the rear of a rural property near the operator’s property.

Staff Sgt. Scott West reports alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the incident.

“The incident serves as a reminder to all recreational vehicle operators to ride safely and refrain from the use of alcohol while riding, especially in the backwoods,” he says. “Any amount of alcohol impairs judgment and, in remote locations, where safety is paramount, please don’t take needless chances.”