A Fort Scott teen was injured and two Uniontown residents were listed as possibly injured in a two-vehicle ATV accident Monday evening north of Fort Scott, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Lute Karleskint, 13, was hurt when the 2002 Honda ATV he was driving west on Poplar Road was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by Natonya Beerbower, 41, of Uniontown.
The accident took place about 5:15 p.m. Monday at the intersection of 215th Street and Poplar Road, about 2.6 miles north of Fort Scott, according to a KHP report.
The report said Karleskint failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the truck. The truck then left the west side of the roadway, re-entered the road and crossed over into the east ditch, shearing a telephone pole and rolling onto its top. The ATV came to rest in the east ditch, ejecting Karleskint from the vehicle.
Karleskint, who was not wearing a safety restraint or any safety equipment, was taken to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott with disabling injuries, the report said. He was treated, then transported to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., a Mercy Hospital Fort Scott spokesperson said.
Beerbower, who was wearing a safety restraint, was taken to Mercy Hospital with a possible injury. An occupant of the truck, 4-year-old Jessi Lyne Beerbower, of Uniontown, was also taken to Mercy Hospital with a possible injury, the report said. They were treated and released, according to the Mercy Hospital Fort Scott spokesperson.
The truck was towed from the scene. No other information was available on the ATV.