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ATV passenger injured after she falls off, is run over

Cary Ashby • Apr 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM

A Greenwich woman was injured when she fell off the back of a four-wheeler Sunday in the Greenwich Lagoon area.

A LifeFlight helicopter transported Gretchen Stevens, 43, of 52 Main St., from the scene to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo. A hospital spokeswoman said as of late Monday morning, Stevens was listed in fair condition in a regular room.

The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Greenwich Police Chief Steve Dorsey said there were about 10 four-wheelers in the lagoon area and when one of the all-terrain vehicles went up a hill Stevens, a passenger on the back of the ATV in front, fell off.

"The four-wheeler behind her ran over her," Dorsey said. "Two of the others took off. ... When the accident happened, they all took off except for two (four-wheelers)."

North Central EMS and the Tri-Community Joint Fire District responded to the scene. Firefighters established a landing zone for the LifeFlight helicopter.

Only Stevens was injured.

"She did lose consciousness and was unconscious when the fire department arrived," said Dorsey, who had no other information about her injuries.

Dorsey said the area is in the woods on about 110 acres of land, which has signs about not trespassing and prohibiting ATV from being back there.

"We even have it chained off," the chief added.

It's unclear if the incident happened on private property or public land.

"Trespassing on village property remains under investigation," Dorsey said. "If we determine they were trespassing, we will issue them a summons."

Dorsey is encouraging any of the people who were back there on the ATVs to turn themselves into police.

Anybody with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Greenwich Police Department at (419) 752-5701.

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