WHITEFORD, Md. (WJZ) — An ATV crash in Howard County sent an 11-year-old boy to the hospital.
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The boy crashed his vehicle into a tree in the 4400 block of Slate Ridge Road in Whiteford. The accident happened shortly after 1:15 p.m. Sunday.READ MORE: For Second Straight Year, Bradley Bozeman Is Ravens' Nominee For Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award
He is in serious condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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He says a throttle malfunction is to blame for the accident.