Grandmother in Ridgeway escapes serious injury when ATV flips over

Posted 2 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Orleans Count Sheriff Scott Hess

RIDGEWAY – A 57-year-old old woman escaped serious injury and her 3-year-old grandson was not injured following an ATV accident Sunday night in the town of Ridgeway.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m. on private property in the 10300 block of Mill Road.

Debra R. Miller, 57, was operating the all-terrain vehicle on her own property. Her grandson was also on board when she rode up an incline near the residence and the machine flipped over backwards. The child was thrown clear while Miller was pinned underneath. Neither was wearing a helmet at the time.

Miller was flown by Mercy Flight helicopter to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, where she was treated and released.

The incident was investigated by Deputy J.W. Halstead.  Ridgeway firefighters and Medina Fire Department ambulance personnel also assisted at the scene.