Serious ATV Crash Near Hector 07 May 14

A rural Hector man was seriously injured in an ATV accident Tuesday evening. 51-year-old Paul E. Johnson had been driving the vehicle near Renville County Road 16 about 5 miles southwest of Hector when he lost control of the ATV at around 6pm and it rolled multiple times. Authorities say that Johnson was able to drive the ATV the short distance to his residence following the crash, where he called for help. He was taken to the Renville County Hospital in serious condition and later flown to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Johnson had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, but alcohol is not believed to have been a factor. The 1992 Honda 4-wheeler he was driving sustained significant damage. The crash remains under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.