4 children injured in ATV wreck

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Vehicle strikes tree, 2 transported to hospital by ambulance

Four children were injured Tuesday in an ATV wreck on Farm Road 1135, five miles southeast of Cassville, at about 4:10 p.m.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Sydnie Hudgins, 12, of Cassville, was driving a 2012 John Deere Sport ATV northbound on Farm Road 1135 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree.

Four children on the vehicle, all from Cassville, suffered minor injuries. Those injured included: Hudgins; Laine Hudgins, 11; Maddi Reynolds, 7; and Houston Hudgins, 4. Laine Hudgins and Reynolds were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Rogers, Ark. Sydnie Hudgins and Houston Hudgins were transported to the same hospital by private vehicle.

None of the four were wearing safety devices, and the ATV suffered minor damage.

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