Chipley man injured in ATV accident

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 05:33 PM.

CHIPLEY — A 28-year old Chipley man was injured Sunday when his ATV went out of control and struck a mailbox, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Robert Strukel, 28, was critically injured when his Yamaha ATV went onto the shoulder of County Road 273 while he was turning a corner, causing Strukel to lose control of the vehicle.

The ATV collided with a mailbox and post at 3395 Orange Hill Road, causing the ATV to rotate counter-clockwise and overturn, throwing the rider. The ATV came to rest on the east shoulder facing north, with Strukel lying beside the Yamaha.

He was taken to Bay Medical Center in Panama City for treatment, according to the report.

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