A man suffered serious injuries after crashing his ATV, throwing him about 10 metres into the woods Saturday night in Cumberland County.

Shortly before 9:30 p.m., RCMP responded to the ATV crash on Blue Sac Road in Lower Five Islands, N.S.

Officers found the ATV off the road.

Investigators determined that the driver lost control because he was speeding.

The 20-year-old ATV driver from Parrsboro was the only one on the vehicle at the time of the crash.

He was taken to Colchester County Regional Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP said the driver is facing charges of operating an off-road vehicle on a highway and driving without insurance. The investigation is ongoing.