FHP: Pair of 7-year-old girls riding ATV injured following crash with vehicle in Marion County

FHP: Pair of 7-year-old girls riding ATV injured following crash with vehicle in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, Fla. — Two 7-year-old girls were taken to the hospital after an ATV they were driving was struck by a car Wednesday evening, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened around 6:20 p.m. in the area of SW 198th Terrace and SW 109th Lane in Dunnellon.

Officials said a Buick was northbound on 198th Terrace when the ATV attempted to cross the roadway and drove into the Buick's path, FHP said.

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The front of the Buick struck the ATV, causing it to spin and overturn on its side.

According to FHP, the two 7-year-old girls on the ATV were taken to the hospital in critical and serious condition.

Officials said neither of the girls were wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Buick wasn't injured in the crash, according to FHP.