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Boy hurt when brother's ATV runs over him

Published May 19, 2009 7:59 pm

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A 9-year-old Oakley boy remained in a medically induced coma Tuesday after his 12-year-old brother accidentally backed over him with an ATV the day before.

Oakley 1st Ward LDS Bishop Howard Sorensen said he last heard that the boy will remain that way for three or four days in hopes that swelling in his brain will diminish. He is still listed in critical condition, Sorensen said.

Sorensen described the injured boy as "a bright, young man."

A spokeswoman for Primary Children's Medical Center could not confirm the boy's condition.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office received reports of the accident in Oakley, northeast of Jordanelle State Park, at 8:46 p.m. Monday.

Emergency crews found him unconscious with trauma to his upper torso and head, deputies say.

A helicopter took him to Primary Children's in critical condition.

The Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit has learned the boy was helping his 12-year-old brother to back a Polaris Ranger 4X4 700 into a garage at the family's home.

The 9-year-old boy was standing behind the ATV when his brother lost control and backed over him, the Sheriff's Office said.