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Two men charged after woman injured in ATV crash in Cape Breton

Police say the woman was thrown from the ATV and was later sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police say the woman was thrown from the ATV and was later sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. File/ Global News

Two men are facing charges after a woman was injured in a head-on ATV crash in Cape Breton on Tuesday.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the crash at 6:13 p.m. happened around Salmon Rover Road in L’Ardoise, N.S., about 55 kilometres east of Port Hawkesbury.

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Police say the woman was thrown from the ATV and was later sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The two men driving the ATVs were uninjured. One left the scene and the other stayed, according to police.

Police determined that the 42-year-old driver who remained at the scene was riding an ATV that was stolen from a home in Rockdale.

He is facing charges of driving causing bodily harm and impaired driving causing bodily harm. He’s scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 11.

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The driver who left the scene was located a short time later and charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident and driving while disqualified.

The 34-year-old man from L’Ardoise is also scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 11.

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