Eielson man rescued after ATV handlebar impales leg

Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003

DELTA JUNCTION (AP) An Eielson Air Force Base man was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon after his leg was impaled by the handlebar of his four-wheeler.

Alaska State Troopers said Bryan Hughes, 25, was riding the all-terrain vehicle on rough ground on the Tenderfoot Trail off the Richardson Highway.

Hughes crashed at Mile 10 of the trail.

A friend applied pressure to the wound while another rider drove to the trailhead to direct troopers and emergency medical personnel from Delta Junction.

A military helicopter that aids victims of traffic accidents was dispatched and reached Hughes where he crashed.

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