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2 children hurt in ATV mishap

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A 7-year-old from Gainesville suffered serious injury and an 8-year-old companion from Trenton suffered minor injury after both were in an ATV accident on private property on Northeast 10th Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

The younger child was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health in Gainesville for treatment.

Both are not being identified due to their ages.

The two were riding a 2009 Peace Sports ATV in a yard, parallel to a barbed wire fence, when the vehicle came too close to a fence post and overturned, traveling through the fence and throwing off both riders, according to an FHP report by Trooper Alan O. Harrison.

Both were not wearing helmets at the time of the accident.