ATV driver injured in collision with car on highway

An ATV driver was seriously injured Monday while trying to pass a car on a Highway 308 in Yarmouth County, according to RCMP.

Yarmouth Rural RCMP were called to the crash at 5:45 p.m. Officers who arrived at the scene found the 19-year-old driver of the ATV unconscious and lying on the road.

Paramedics transported the man to the hospital. The man, who is from Quinan, was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious injuries, RCMP said.

The ATV was damaged and overturned.

Investigators said the ATV was travelling in the same direction as the car, and was attempting to pass it when the car turned left into a driveway. The ATV then struck the car on the driver's side.

The driver of the car had minor cuts and scratches. No one else was injured.

The small car involved in the collision was also damaged.

The investigation is ongoing.