A 13-year-old Frankfort girl suffered a collapse lung after the ATV she was driving hit a truck Thursday afternoon at 88th Avenue and Monee-Manhattan Road, south of the village, according to the .
Two other girls who were riding on the ATV—a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, both from Peotone—were also injured in the crash, said Kathy Hoffmeyer, a sheriff's office spokeswoman.
The injuries to the 13-year-old and the 16-year-old, who sustained a fractured skull and several broken bones, are considered life-threatening, Hoffmeyer said, adding that the 15-year-old suffered non-life-threatening fractures and bruises. The driver of the truck, a 41-year-old Manhattan man, was uninjured, Hoffmeyer. The girls were wearing helmets, she added.
The sheriff's office was not releasing the names of those involved with the crash immediately because of the seriousness of the incident, Hoffmeyer said.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the intersection of 88th Avenue and Monee-Manhattan Road in Green Garden at around 4:53 p.m. Thursday, July 12, after the Honda ATV the three girls were riding crashed into the Manhattan man's 2003 Chevy Silverado, Hoffmeyer said. The ATV was traveling northbound on 88th Avenue when it hit the truck, which was traveling westbound on Monee-Manhattan Road, she added.
The girls were transferred to in Olympia Fields, Hoffmeyer said. At the hospital, the 16-year-old was placed into a medically induced coma and airlifted to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Hoffmeyer said, adding that the teen suffered a broken pelvis, tailbone and ribs.
No charges have been filed in the incident, but it is still under investigation, Hoffmeyer said.
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