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: Waterfront Partnership Of Baltimore Offers Free Exercise Classes Along Inner Harbor
He is in serious condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The boy’s father credits protective gear with saving his life. He was wearing a helmet and extensive padding, including a neck brace and chest protector.MORE NEWS: Five People Shot Within An Hour On East Side Of Baltimore Sunday
He says a throttle malfunction is to blame for the accident.