A 20-year-old St. Catharines man was air-lifted to an out-of-town trauma centre Saturday afternoon after suffering severe injuries during an ATV accident near Steward Rd. in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Terry Flynn, Niagara EMS superintendent of operations, said the accident was caused by mechanical failure.
As a result of the mechanical failure the ATV ceased up and the man went over the handlebars of the vehicle, which ended up landing on him.
The road was closed for several hours while emergency services responded.