18-Year-Old Killed in ATV Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
An 18-year-old teen was killed in an
ATV accident in Groveland, Illinois. After the ATV had crashed into a white pickup
truck, medical personnel pronounced the teen dead and transported another
individual to the hospital to treat non-threatening injuries. It is unclear
if the injured person was a passenger on the ATV or of the pickup truck.
A picture of the pickup truck showed extensive demand to the passenger
side door assuming that is where the impact took place. The police from
both the East Peoria Department and the Tazewell Sherriff's Office
were there that evening reconstructing the scene of the accident, and
no tickets had been issued at that time.
According to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, as of
December 31 of 2014, there has been 13,617 ATV-related deaths since 1982-2014.
Of the total deaths, 23% were younger than 16 years old, and 43% were
12 years and younger. In 2014, 93,700 injuries were reported to be treated
in the emergency room that was ATV-related. Of that number, the body parts
that held the highest percentage of injury were the head or neck, arm,
leg, and the torso.
There is no class or license required to operate an ATV leaving many of
their drivers unequipped or unskilled in operating allowing for a great
risk of injuring passengers or others. Drivers can be skilled, and a manufacturer
design flaw could be responsible for a crash. If you have been injured
in an ATV-related accident, let our skilled personal injury attorneys
go over your accident with you. Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC attorneys,
are ready and available to inform you of your rights and determine if
those rights are being upheld.
Call us today for a free evaluation.