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ATV operator charged after Holland accident

A Town of Holland resident was charged following an ATV accident Saturday, Erie County Sheriff’s deputies reported.

Deputy Matthew Cipollitti responded to an ATV rollover accident just before 11 p.m. on Vermont Hill Road in the Town of Holland where he observed the vehicle on its side.

The operator of the ATV, Shane Simmons, 18, suffered a shoulder injury and was transported to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. A 10-year-old passenger was taken to Women & Children’s Hospital with a possible broken leg while 12- and 16 year-old passengers were released after treatment at the scene.

Following an investigation by the ATV Unit, Simmons was issued five tickets, for operating without a helmet, operating an ATV exceeding the rider limit, operating an uninsured ATV, speeding and operating on a public road.