WEST PENN TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

An eight-year-old boy was seriously injured Friday afternoon when the ATV he was operating collided with a concrete wall in Schuylkill County.

The accident happened at 2:30 p.m. at 21 Retreat Road in West Penn Township.

The boy apparently lost control of the three-wheeled ATV and hit the wall.

West Penn Police Chief Brian Johnson, the first rescuer on the scene, immediately ordered air medical transport.

The boy was transported by ambulance to the nearby Blue Mountain Christian Retreat, where the West Penn Fire Company set up a landing zone, then flown by helicopter to a hospital.

The extent of the boy's injuries is not yet known.