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UPDATED: ATV driver taken to Bemidji hospital following crash

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A Litchfield man was taken to a Bemidji hospital Thursday noon following an ATV rollover north of Park Rapids.

Brian Kormanik, 25, was riding in the ditch off Hammock Trail when authorities said a sign he was carrying in the front basket of the Arctic Cat four-wheeler was caught by the wind and blew into his face.

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He instinctively reached to cover his face and lost control of the ATV, rolling it, said Hubbard County Chief Deputy Scott Parks.

The accident occurred in Arago Township.

Kormanik suffered a suspected broken leg. He was taken by North Memorial Ambulance to Sanford Health in Bemidji.

Hubbard County, the State Patrol and North Memorial Ambulance personnel responded to the scene.

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