Apr 4, 2016 5:40 PM

ATV falls into 8-foot ditch, rolls over driver in Thornton

THORNTON - Campton and Thornton fire departments got reports of an ATV accident where the four-wheeler fell into a ditch and rolled over on the driver.

Firefighters responded to a field behind 1877 Route 175 in Thornton Sunday afternoon, where they found an ATV in an 8-foot deep ditch.

The driver, Steven Chiocca, 39 of Thornton was transferred out of the field to an awaiting ambulance.

Firefighters said it appeared as though Chiocca failed to observe a drainage ditch as he drove across the field in an attempt to catch up with others in his group. The ditch was in the middle of the field, and when the ATV impacted the far side of it, it then fell over on Chiocca.

Chiocca suffered a serious but non- life threatening back injury.

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