By Amanda Sexton Ferguson Editor and Publisher The Winona Times A teenage boy was seriously injured in an ATV accident in Webster County near the Montgomery County line Oct. 30.
According to Webster County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Jeff Mann, at approximately 2:42 p.m. rescue services from Tomnolen Fire Department, Mathiston Fire Department, Webster County Sheriff’s Department and North Mississippi Medical Center-Eupora ambulance service responded to a residence on Edgeworth Road, at the intersection of Lodi Road. Upon arrival, they found a 16-year-old trapped under a pickup truck.
Mann said it appeared that the victim was attempting to pull a trailer that was loaded with a pickup truck with the ATV. Mann said it looked as if the ATV lost control, careening down an embankment and striking a tree. On impact, the truck left the trailer and landed on top of the victim, pinning the victim between the ATV and the truck.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene, as well as Winona emergency services and volunteer fire departments from Webster and Montgomery Counties.
According to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryant Long, who responded to the scene, Black’s Wrecker Service used a boom wrecker to lift the pickup off the teen. The victim was airlifted by MedStat, whose helicopter landed on Lodi Road, to NMMC in Tupelo. Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell on Monday identified the victim as David Anderson and said he had been released from the hospital.
Mitchell stated in a release that he was thankful for all the help received from both counties in Anderson’s extrication.