Police investigate ATV accident

Published 10:42 pm Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Suffolk Police Department responded Saturday evening to an accident involving an ATV in the 1100 block of Audubon Road.

The accident was reported at 6:03 p.m., according to a city press release.

Investigators found that the ATV was being operated by an adult male with an 80-year-old female passenger when the accident occurred approximately a mile off of the road on farmland, according to a city press release.

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They both received emergency medical assessment and treatment from Suffolk Fire & Rescue personnel. The female suffered injuries not considered life-threatening and was airlifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The driver and passenger are not related.  

Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the accident, according to the city press release. The investigation remains ongoing, and charges are pending.