The Lake County Sheriff's Office received an emergency call on Saturday concerning an all-terrain vehicle accident about 5 miles southwest of Chester.
Four persons were riding four 4-wheeled vehicles on 243rd St. when the accident occurred 1/4th mile east of the intersection of 461st Ave. and 243rd St.
Making up the group driving the ATVs were Jason Swier, 30, of Colton; Johnnie Smith, 36, of Chester; Andrew Busser, 27, of Madison; and Colt Smith, 33, of Madison.
Witnesses said two of the four ATVs passed a third four-wheeler as they traveled down the road, passing the ATV operated by Johnnie Smith. At that point, Smith's four-wheeler started to swerve and he lost control of the ATV. He was thrown off the cycle as it rolled on the roadway.
The other drivers of the ATVs started to brake as they noticed what happened. Busser braked his four-wheeler, and he was struck from behind by another ATV. The rear-end collision pushed Busser forward, hitting Johnnie Smith.
Johnnie Smith was taken to Madison Community Hospital for treatment to his injuries, and he was later flown to a Sioux Falls medical facility to treat nonlife-threatening injuries.
Busser was arrested for driving while intoxicated as a result of the accident. Sheriff Tim Walburg said the ATV accident is still under investigation.
Walburg also reported that his personnel and members of the state Highway Patrol were busy on Saturday night with activities associated with the Chester Street Dance. Sheriff's deputies and state troopers made several arrests for alcohol- and drug-related offenses.