Nikiski woman in critical condition after ATV accident

  • By DAN BALMER
  • Monday, April 28, 2014 11:11pm
  • News

A Nikiski woman remains in critical condition following an all-terrain vehicle accident Saturday.

Barbara Ralston, 54, lost control of her ATV at the bottom of a hill off of Halbouty Road in Nikiski, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters.

Nikiski emergency personnel were the first to arrive on scene.

Troopers received a 911 call at 12:24 p.m. but by the time they arrived on scene, Ralston had already been loaded up in an ambulance to be transported to Central Peninsula Hospital, Peters said.

As of Monday, Ralston is in the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage in critical condition, said Mikal Canfield, Providence spokesperson.

Peters said an investigation revealed Ralston was riding down a hill when the ATV lost control and went up on two wheels, and she was either thrown or fell off the vehicle. The ATV went back on its four wheels and came to a rest approximately 30 feet away, she said.

 

Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion.com

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