Teenager air-lifted after 4-wheeler crash


By Frank Lewis

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A Scioto County teenager was flown to a Huntington hospital after his four-wheeler was struck by a truck Tuesday afternoon. Vaugh Salisbury, 16, of Eighth Street, West Portsmouth — who was traveling south on Ohio 239 — was attempting to turn a 2004 Honda four-wheeler into a private drive at around 2:32 p.m. when he was struck by a northbound 1996 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck, operated by Donald Large of Lucasville.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Salisbury failed to yield the right of way and was struck by the truck. The four-wheeler overturned onto its right side before coming to a final stop.

Salisbury was flown by Air-Evac helicopter to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington.

According to The Ohio State University Extension Service Ohio ranks 15th in the nation for ATV accidents. Yearly, an estimated 40,000 emergency-room cases are reported nationwide; one third of all injuries are to children less than 16 years of age.

Reach Frank Lewis at 740-353-3101, ext. 1928, or on Twitter @franklewis.

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