August 22, 2013

Maine moms charged after ATV crash

The Associated Press

LINCOLN — Authorities say the mothers of two young girls injured in an ATV accident in Lincoln earlier this week are facing charges for not properly supervising their children.

The girls, ages 8 and 12, were on the all-terrain vehicle on Tuesday when the driver overcorrected and they veered off a trail and into the woods.

The Maine Warden Service says the younger girl suffered a neck injury. Both girls are recovering.

It was not immediately clear who was driving.

Wardens tell WABI-TV that the crash was not reported as required and the ATV was removed from the scene before authorities got there.

Jessica Tenney, of Lincoln, is charged with allowing a minor to operate an ATV while Jessica Wheeler, also of Lincoln, is charged for failing to report an ATV accident.

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