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Girl injured while riding ATV in Mesa neighborhood

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MESA, Ariz. -

Authorities say the father of a 7-year-old Mesa girl injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash will be facing charges.
 
Mesa police say the unidentified girl was listed in stable, but guarded condition Monday at a Mesa hospital.
 
She's being treated for a head injury after she crashed into a wall in her neighborhood near Broadway and Alma School Road.
 
Authorities say the girl's 30-year-old father had been teaching her how to drive the ATV when Sunday's accident occurred.
 
Mesa Fire Department officials say the child wasn't wearing a helmet.
 
She was driving the ATV by herself and lost control of the vehicle.
 
Authorities say she hit a street curb, was thrown off the ATV and hit the wall head first.
 
Police say the girl's father is facing endangerment charges. His name hasn't been released yet.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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