A 6-year-old boy is being treated at a Boston hospital today after his right arm was nearly severed in an accident on an all-terrain vehicle.
The boy was riding a small gasoline-powered vehicle in the backyard of his Cobb Drive home at about 3:45 p.m. Tuesday while his father supervised, Rockland Fire Capt. Scott Duffy said.
The boy was wearing a helmet.
Fire officials said it was unclear how the accident happened. “We’re not sure if he started to fall off and tried to brace himself or whether he rolled over,” Duffy said.
The boy was flown by helicopter to Tufts Medical Center.