A 22-year-old Long Beach, Calif., man sustained what were described as serious leg injuries when his all-terrain vehicle crashed along the Cattail Trail, in the town of Clinton.

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald identified the victim as Nathan Sanchez. He was on a 4-wheeler east of Almena when he failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle struck a tree. 

Sanchez was cited for failure to operate an ATV safely.

Fitzgerald siad “speed and inexperience” were believed to be contributing factors in the crash.

Responding to the scene along with sheriff’s deputies were the Cumberland Ambulance, Almena Fire Department and Life Link Helicopter.