A Massachusetts man is “very lucky” to have suffered just two cracked back vertebrae after an all-terrain vehicle accident on an old logging road Saturday in The Forks, according to the Maine Warden Service.

Rob Krajneck, 32, of Massachusetts, lost control of his Polaris Sportsman 400 at 4:30 p.m. two miles behind Northern Outdoors in the northern Somerset County community after going over a large frost heave, the warden service said.

He is in fair condition, according to a spokeswoman at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Maine Warden Service Cpl. Rick Clowry said Krajneck is lucky to be alive after the type of crash he endured.

“Many of those crash scenes, I’ve had to haul dead people out,” Clowry said.

According to Clowry, Krajneck was riding with his girlfriend, who didn’t see Krajneck crash. When she arrived at their destination point and he wasn’t there, she turned around to find him.

Clowry said Krajneck was conscious after the crash and had crawled about 30 feet back to the logging road, where two other ATV drivers saw him and gave him aid while calling 911. Clowry said Krajneck was flown to the Bangor hospital in a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter.

Jesse Scardina — 861-9239
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