A 35 year old man from the Temperance Hall community was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital Friday evening after being involved in an ATV accident.
Central dispatch received the call at 6:16 p.m.
Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says Nathaniel Josiah Kyle was operating a four wheeler on Jackson Hollow Road when he failed to negotiate a curve to the right. The ATV went off the left side of the roadway and into a ravine. Kyle was thrown from the four wheeler. But after the accident he got back on the ATV and returned to his home about four miles away.
Two others with Kyle, who were also riding four wheelers, joined Kyle at his home and called 911 to report the accident and request an ambulance. DeKalb EMS picked up Kyle at his home and took him to the fire hall at Temperance Hall, where a landing zone was set up for a Life Force helicopter ambulance which was summoned to the scene.
According to Trooper Jennings, Kyle was not wearing any kind of safety equipment and he had been drinking. He and both of his friends will be cited for operating an off road vehicle on a public roadway. Other charges are also pending against Kyle.