An Illinois man was taken to the hospital Saturday after crashing an ATV in Iron County.
The Iron County Sheriff’s Department says it happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. on Iron County Recreation Trail #16, near Wagner Lake in Bates Township.
Deputies say a 29 year old man from Palatine, Illinois had driven off the marked trail while operating a 2012 Honda Outlander 400 ATV. The machine continued into a heavily wooded ravine and came to rest against a stand of trees. The driver was wearing a helmet, but still sustained numerous non- life threatening injuries.
He was transported from the scene to North Star Hospital in Iron River. Police say it was determined that the man’s inexperience was a contributing factor in the crash.
Assisting Iron County deputies at the scene were paramedics for North Star Health Systems.