Selma man rides ATV without helmet, tossed off vehicle and suffers major head injuries: CHP

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SELMA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A man suffered major head injuries Saturday night after he was tossed from an ATV while riding south of Selma without a helmet, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers received a call for an ATV collision involving major injuries in the area of Mitchell and Mountain View avenues around 9:30 p.m., spokesman Mike Salas said.

An investigation found the ATV rider, a 43-year-old man, was riding a Yamaha Raptor south on Mitchell approaching Mountain View at a high rate of speed.

Salas said the man made a sudden turning movement for an unknown reason and caused the ATV to overturn and tossed him from the vehicle.

The CHP said the victim was not wearing a safety helmet and suffered major head injuries.

The man was taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno for treatment.

Salas said alcohol may be a factor in the crash, however, the investigation continues.

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