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PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. -- A man and a teenage passenger were injured when an ATV crashed in Hawthorne Thursday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Gabriel James Adams, 25, was driving an ATV on the east shoulder of State Road 21 with a 17 year old passenger when he struck a culvert.

The collision caused the ATV to flip and collide with a wire fence near Baden Powell Road. Both passengers were thrown from the vehicle.

Adams suffered critical injures and the teen had minor injuries. Bother were transferred to Shands Gainesville.

Neither were wearing helmets, according to FHP.

Charges are pending.

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