Watertown Teen Seriously Injured In ATV Crash

(Shields) A teen from Watertown was seriously injured in an ATV crash in the town of Shields Tuesday. Dodge County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the crash scene located about three miles northwest of the city of Watertown shortly after 1pm.

A citizen reported finding an ATV that had crashed and a woman lying in the roadway with serious injuries. The initial investigation showed a four-wheeled ATV operated by the 18-year-old was westbound on Wood Road near County Road K, when it left the roadway and overturned in the ditch.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle. A medical helicopter was called to the scene and transported the teen to an area hospital.

Authorities say a helmet was at the scene, but whether it was worn at the time of the crash and its impacts on the injuries is still under investigation. All town roads in Shields are open to ATV/UTV traffic by town ordinance.