Two children ejected from four-wheeler. One sent to Mississippi hospital after Sunday accident.

Published 6:08 am Monday, August 7, 2023

One child was sent to the hospital after a four-wheeler accident Sunday afternoon.

At approximately 2:24 p.m., Brookhaven Police officers responded to a call of a wreck at Dr. A. L. Lott Field on South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Two children were riding an ATV on the south side of Lott Field near the ditch when it overturned and both riders were thrown from the vehicle, Chief Kenneth Collins said.

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One suffered injuries and was transported by ambulance to King’s Daughters Medical Center.

“These are strong, fast, dangerous vehicles, and riders need parental supervision when using them,” Collins said.

He said the same goes for golf carts.

“My heart goes out to the child hurt and their family,” Collins said. “We are praying for their recovery.”

The City of Brookhaven prohibits the use of ATVs on public roadways, and regulates the use of golf carts. Some exceptions apply, such as parades.