Kansas man injured in ATV accident
Derick Ballinger had been riding a white Suzuki LTZ 450 4-wheeler northbound on Burns Street in Turon and attempted to turn east onto Kansas street.. He was apparently going to fast. He ended up hitting the curb right at the corner. His 4-wheeler went airborne and he and his 4-wheeler flew approximately. 40 ft., through the air and struck the side of a building about 10- feet., off the ground. The 4-wheeler then continued through the air another 31-feet.
Ballinger fell to the ground and may have suffered internal trauma. He was transported by Midwest Lifeteam to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
The victim reported to EMS personnel that he had consumed alcohol. A blood draw was done and results are pending.
Ballinger was not wearing any safety equipment when the accident occurred.