WAVERLY – A nine-year-old boy is in critical condition after an accident north of Waverly on May 20.

The boy was riding an all-terrain vehicle when he ran into a tree at a family residence near 162nd and Branched Oak Road north of Waverly, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Sgt. Dereck Horalek said the youth lost control of the ATV and struck the tree at approximately 8:20 p.m. He was not wearing a helmet.

The boy was taken by the StarCare medical helicopter to Bryan West Campus with severe head trauma. Other media reports say he was transferred to a Nebraska Medicine in Omaha.

To respect the family’s privacy, the name of the boy has not been released.

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