Man in hospital after rolling ATV near Vernon

Two B.C. air ambulances are pictured on the runway in this undated file photo. A Vernon man was transported to Kelowna General Hospital by air ambulance after he was crushed in an ATV rollover, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.
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VERNON - A 59-year-old man remains in hospital after rolling his ATV in the Lavington area east of Vernon Sunday.

The rollover happened around 11:40 a.m., Aug. 30, in the Noble Canyon Road area, according to a media release.

The man and his wife, both from Vernon, were going up a hill quite slowly when the machine started to roll backwards, then rolled over and landed on top of the man, police say.

His wife was able to get out before it rolled over.

RCMP say other people riding ATVs in the area helped get the quad off the victim and he was taken to hospital by helicopter with bruised or broken ribs.

He is recovering at Kelowna General Hospital.

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