ORV accident ends in a trip to the hospital

GLADSTONE — A 13–year–old boy ended up in the hospital after an ORV accident Friday.

Gladstone Public Safety officers say they responded to the OSF St. Francis Emergency Room shortly before 7:30 p.m. Their investigation determined that the 13–year–old lost control of his 125 cc dirt bike on a trail north of the Gladstone Compost Site. It was determined that he broke his left collarbone.

The boy was issued tickets and referred to Probate Court, while his father was also issued tickets and referred to District Court.