A 45-year-old Rice Lake man was seriously injured in an ATV accident near Rice Lake Thursday afternoon.

St. Louis County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene of the crash on the 4000 block of Fairview Road around 5:30 p.m. The ATV driver, Alan Lane, was found unconscious in the middle of the road. He was transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Lane was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and speed is believed to be a contributing factor.

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