Cook, MN (KROC-AM News)- A young girl in northern Minnesota was severely injured after an accident involving an ATV and brush mower. 

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A news release from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a property about five miles north of Cook on the report of a 6-year-old girl being in an ATV accident. The emergency call came in around 1:50 p.m. Friday. 

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The initial investigation indicates the child was riding on the back of an ATV that was towing a brush mower driven by an adult man, who was using the equipment to mow trails. The 6-year-old fell off the ATV and was run over by the mower. 

The girl was taken from the accident scene by ambulance to a hospital in Cook then airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. The news release describes her injuries as serious. 

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The names of the girl and the ATV operator have not been released.

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