Phillips man injured in ATV rollover Saturday
MADRID TOWNSHIP – A local man suffered multiple injuries when the all-terrain vehicle he was operating went off an embankment and rolled on top of him Saturday.
Dennis R. Hanson, Sr., 57, of Phillips, was riding an ATV with his nephew as his passenger on a local ATV club trail in Madrid off Railroad Road. After Hanson’s nephew got off of the ATV, Hanson attempted to turn the ATV around by backing it up.
"In the process of doing so, Hanson went over an embankment, causing his ATV to roll on top of him," said Caroline Hailey, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Emergency crews from Phillips, Rangeley, NorthStar and the Maine Warden Service, were called at 12:36 p.m Saturday after the report of an ATV accident in the Phillips area involving an injured male.
Hanson was transported by NorthStar's Rangeley-based ambulance to Lindbergh Airport in Avon where he was then flown by LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Hanson is reportedly suffering chest and abdomen injuries and also complained of back injuries, Hailey said.
"The extent of Hanson’s injuries is not known at this time," she said on Sunday.
Wardens Jonathan Parker and Reggie Hammond assisted at the scene and are investigating the incident.