15-year-old girl injured in Fort Collins ATV crash ‘doing better’

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A 15-year-old girl who was badly injured Sunday when her ATV rolled on top of her during a crash was “doing better” on Monday, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said.

The teen and her brother were on rural private property west of Fort Collins, helping the landowner to build a fence, police said. About 11:52 a.m., the girl rode her ATV to get a drill, police said.

A short time later, her brother heard a scream, he reported. He discovered his sister pinned beneath her ATV, having apparently crashed.

The brother, whose age was not released, was able to free his sister, load her onto his own ATV and take her to the nearest home – about an hour away, police said.

On Monday afternoon, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith took to Twitter with an update on the girl’s condition.

The girl was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies from the home in the 400 block of Granite Road in the Buckhorn area of Larimer County on Sunday.

The girl was reportedly unconscious and unresponsive at the time she was loaded into the helicopter.