A teen was taken to hospital after his ATV collided with a car in East Bideford. (CBC)

A 15-year-old boy was sent to hospital Wednesday afternoon after his all-terrain vehicle collided with a car on Route 12 in East Bideford.

Police say the accident happened at around 4:20 p.m. when a woman was driving west on Route 12 and the ATV crossed over onto the East Bideford Road.

The boy was taken to the Prince County Hospital with leg injuries.

The fact that the teen was wearing a helmet likely prevented further injuries, RCMP say.

Police remind the public that ATV drivers are not permitted to operate on highways.

The investigation continues.