By Jessica Ridgway
Channel 2 News
10:50 AM AKDT, March 18, 2013
Two juvenile males were seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a town near Homer after their four-wheeler skidded into an SUV's path and ejected them in the ensuing collision, according to Alaska State Troopers.
A Monday AST dispatch says troopers responded to the incident off Basargin Road in Voznesenka, about 25 miles east of Homer, shortly after 1:15 p.m. Sunday.
"Investigation determined the two males, who were both traveling on the same 4-wheeler, had been traveling southbound on Basargin Road at a high rate of speed as a red Ford Escape approached the northbound lane," troopers wrote. "The driver of the 4-wheeler attempted to slow down and lost control of the 4-wheeler. It slid into the front of the Ford Escape, causing both riders to be thrown from the 4-wheeler."
The four-wheeler's riders were taken to South Peninsula Hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries received during the collision, while no one in the Escape was injured.
AST spokesperson Megan Peters told Channel 2 in an email that neither drugs nor alcohol were apparent factors in the crash.
"The driver was wearing a helmet but it doesn’t look like the passenger was," Peters wrote.
Channel 2's Chris Klint contributed information to this story.
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