Judge orders family to make 4-wheeler available for inspection

LOGAN — A judge has ordered a North Logan family to give attorneys access to a four-wheeler that is considered evidence in an ATV/vehicle accident that sent two boys to the hospital last summer.

Defense attorney Brad Bearnson, who is representing Erin Milligan, told 1st District Court Judge Thomas Willmore that he had received police reports about the July 29th accident. He went onto say though, the family of some of the victims were not cooperating to allow him to look at the four-wheeler.

The four boys were riding the ATV along a canal road in North Logan when they came upon a Ford F-250 truck, driven by Milligan. The boys said as he got closer, he sped up, striking the ATV and pushing it into the canal, partially pinning one of the boys underneath. He and one other boy were transported to Logan Regional Hospital with internal injuries, lacerations, scrapes and an ankle injury. Both were later transported to Primary Children’s Medical Center, one by Air-Med helicopter.

Milligan was charged with reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor and reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor.

During Monday’s hearing, prosecutor Jacob Gordon said he had no problem with the defense inspecting the four-wheeler. Bearnson said the family was following the advice of their personal attorney in not allowing it to be looked at.

Judge Willmore signed a motion, granting the inspection. He threatened to have law enforcement seize the ATV from the family if they continued to play any more games. He also ordered Milligan to appear again May 23rd for another pre-trial conference.

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