COLFAX – Just after 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, Whitman County dispatch received a report of an injured ATV rider off of SR 27 in the area of milepost 54 north of Tekoa. The injured rider was able to contact a family member by cell phone back at the residence and give a general location as to where he was at.
Deputies arrived in the area and determined the injured rider, an adult male, was approximately 1.50 miles northeast of the residence near the top of Tekoa Mountain in a tree line.
Tekoa EMS and Rosalia EMS responded as well and the injured rider was located. Due to the location of the accident and the injuries to the rider, a Life Flight helicopter was dispatched to the scene.
The injured rider was taken to the landing zone by rescue personnel and transported by Life Flight to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.