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Man suffers head injuries in ATV rollover

Erald Farmer, 69, of Temple received head injuries Monday when he lost control of an ATV and attached trailer coming down a hill on Forest Hill Road in Temple. (Donna M. Perry/Sun Journal photo)

TEMPLE (Sun Journal) -- A man suffered head injuries Monday when he lost control of his ATV on Forest Hill Road in Temple and it rolled into a ditch and landed on him, Franklin County Chief Deputy Steven Lowell said.

Erald Farmer, 69, of Temple, was driving an Arctic Cat four-wheeler with attached trailer when the accident occurred at about 12:03 p.m. at the intersection of Varnum Pond Road, Lowell said.

A citizen came to his rescue.

Farmer reported his brakes malfunctioned just prior to accident, Lowell said.

Farmer was taken by ambulance to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.

He was treated and released.

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