ATV crash injures Wilton man

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WILTON – A Wilton man was taken to Maine Medical Center on Wednesday by LifeFlight air ambulance after he was hurt in an ATV crash on the rail trail off Cemetery Road in East Wilton.

Brent Adams, 50, a passenger on an ATV driven by Curtis Moody, 38, of Wilton, suffered a cut to his head and was unconscious following the 5:30 p.m. accident, investigators said.

Adams was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital with head and neck injuries then airlifted to Maine Medical Center. He was doing better and was conscious before he was taken to Portland, said Mark Latti, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife spokesman. Maine Medical Center listed no patient by that name on Thursday.

The men were riding a 2003 Arctic Cat ATV toward Shelly’s Hometown Market in East Wilton when Moody lost control on some bumps and the right front wheel caught the side of a six-inch tree, stopping the vehicle and ejecting the riders.

Neither was wearing a helmet. Moody refused to go to the hospital.

Wilton police officer Richard Caton responded to the scene and Game Warden Gary Allen was called in to investigate the accident.

No charges are pending, said police Chief Dennis Brown, who added the accident remains under investigation.

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