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Karlstad man suffers life-threatening injuries in ATV crash

The 47-year-old was thrown from the vehicle, the Minnesota State Patrol reports.

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KARLSTAD, Minn. - A Karlstad man suffered life-threatening injuries when he lost control of an ATV he was driving and was thrown from the vehicle Saturday, Sept. 17, the Minnesota State Patrol reported.
According to the Patrol report:
Brian Leroy Anderson, 47, was driving the ATV eastbound on Minnesota Highway 11, just west of Karlstad, when the accident took place about 12:39 p.m.
Anderson, who was not wearing a helmet, lost control of the 2009 Arctic Cat 550 and was thrown from the ATV. The ATV then rolled.
Anderson was taken to Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center, the Patrol said.
Alcohol was not involved in the crash, the Patrol reported.
The Kittson County Sheriff's Office, Kittson emergency medical services and fire department, Karlstad Ambulance, and an air ambulance responded to the incident.
Karlstad is about 75 miles northeast of Grand Forks, N.D., and about 140 miles northeast of Fargo.

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Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at hschmidt@forumcomm.com, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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