Rochester man avoids serious injury in ATV accident in Kendall

Posted 9 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Scott Hess

KENDALL – A Rochester man escaped serious injury last night after crashing the all-terrain vehicle he was operating in the Town of Kendall.

The incident was reported to Orleans County 9-1-1 shortly after 7 p.m. Philip J. McLaren, 24, had been operating the ATV across open land east of the 1800 block of Kendall Road (State Route 237).

McLaren, who was not familiar with the area, came upon a drainage ditch and made a sharp turn to avoid it. In doing so he lost control of the ATV, which then overturned. He was ejected.

McLaren was not wearing a protective helmet at the time of the incident. He was flown by MercyFlight helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, where he was treated and later discharged.

The incident was investigated by Deputy J.J. Cole. Kendall Fire and EMS personnel also assisted at the scene.