An ATV accident near Likely sent a 26-year-old driver to hospital Monday.
The accident occurred Aug. 1 at approximately 8:24 p.m. According to the RCMP, the driver had been seen leaving private property standing up on the moving quad and a short time later was found unconscious on the public roadway by a witness.
The driver was not wearing a helmet and was taken to Cariboo Memorial Hospital for observation. RCMP suggest alcohol may have been a factor in the incident. Possible charges under the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act are being considered. The RCMP remind the public that helmets are required when operating off-road vehicles; also, unlicensed/uninsured vehicles such as a quad can not be operated on a public roadway and should not be operated by individuals who have been consuming alcohol.