Electrical tape binds man’s severe neck wound after ATV accident

by / Monday, 12 August 2013 / Published in Electrical Safety

11891726-largeBELVIDERE — A man whose severe neck wound was bound by black electrical tape has been released from the hospital, Sheriff David Gallant said today, April 9.

The man, a 45-year-old Montague man, was riding an ATV on April 3 when he struck an electric fence.

The man’s companion told officers that the victim had been riding a Yamaha 4-wheel ATV on a farm on Knowlton Road inKnowlton Township. He was knocked off the ATV when he struck an electrical fence.

State Police responded to Knowlton Road.

The companion had applied black electrical tape to the neck wound and then drove the victim to the courthouse for assistance, Gallant said. “We were amazed,” he said. “The guy was conscious and talking to us with black electric tape wrapped around his neck.”

At about 1:40 p.m. officers from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office aided the man in the parking lot outside the County Courthouse. He had a severe neck wound, and the officers acted to control the bleeding and summoned the Belvidere First Aid Squad.

Because of the seriousness of the neck injury, squad personnel transported the subject to the helipad site at DSM Nutritional Products in White Township, from which he was flown to Morristown Hospital.

“Both the victim and his buddy kept their wits about them,” Gallant said. The buddy “took advantage of what materials he had with him.”