Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, a three-wheeled ATV and a dirt bike were spotted by a Fort Frances OPP officer travelling at a high rate of speed eastbound on the 800 and 900 blocks of Sixth Street East.
The officer tried to stop them but was unsuccessful as the suspects had ridden onto the trails at the end of Sixth Street.
Once on the trail, however, the ATV lost control and crashed, injuring the driver. He was taken to La Verendrye Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released a short time later.
Neither driver was wearing a helmet.
Two 13-year-old males were charged with careless driving contrary to the Off Road Vehicles Act.
The OPP would like to remind the public that the Town of Fort Frances restricts the use of off-road vehicles on municipal streets or properties under By-law 35/79.
They create noises likely to disturb the public and, as such, are considered a “public nuisance.”
When off-road vehicles are being operated in a lawful area, the riders must wear an approved helmet.