Teen seriously injured after crashing ATV

A 19-year-old man of Arakaka, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini), was medevaced to Georgetown following an accident on Sunday.
Based on information received, the teenager, who is a shopkeeper, was riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) belonging to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) at the time of the accident.
Police stated that at about 09:00h on Sunday, the teenager was proceeding along the Arakaka access road on the ATV at a fast rate of speed when he lost control. As a result, the vehicle toppled several times, thus causing the teen to sustain injuries about his body.
He was picked up by public-spirited citizens and taken to the Pakera District Hospital where he was treated for head injuries.
As a result of the extent of his injuries, he was medevaced to the Georgetown Public Hospital.
An investigation has been launched.