Three injured in ATV races

Three young men crashed their ATVs Thursday night at the races held at the Huron County Fair and one was flown by helicopter later from Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Nick Mott was treated at Fisher-Titus and then transferred. Nick Gates was admitted and is in good condition at the local hospital and Jared Wilhelm was treated and released from FTMC.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

Three young men crashed their ATVs Thursday night at the races held at the Huron County Fair and one was flown by helicopter later from Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

Nick Mott was treated at Fisher-Titus and then transferred. Nick Gates was admitted and is in good condition at the local hospital and Jared Wilhelm was treated and released from FTMC.

No further information was available on Mott.

About 60 racers competed in the first ATV races held at the Huron County Fair. Board member Steve Eden said this morning the fair board had no information on the health status of the injured racers, but he considered the event successful.

"I think it was a very good event for the first time," he said.

He said the board required all racers to wear protective gear just because of the possibility of crashes. "Any motorized event, you're going to take that chance," Eden said. "There's a risk."

Huron County Sheriff Richard Sutherland, who attended the races, said crashes are fairly common in ATV events.

"It can happen when people don't hit the jumps right," he said.