An ATV accident resulted in the death of a young boy and his brother suffered serious injuries. The accident took place on Sunday afternoon in Enumclaw, Washington. According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a 14-year-old boy was operating an ATV with his 10-year-old brother as a passenger. They were riding on private property close to Highway 210 when they were involved in a rollover accident at 2 p.m. Tragically, the 10-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and the 14-year-old was transported by medical helicopter to the hospital for serious injuries. The accident is being investigated by the King County Sheriff’s Department.
All-terrain vehicles, more commonly referred to as ATVs, are operated by millions of people as work vehicles and for recreational purposes. Some individuals believe that the laws pertaining to ATVs are too lenient. There are numerous ATV accidents that occur annually resulting in thousands of injuries and death. Tragically, a large majority of these accidents involve children. Families that have lost children in ATV accidents have urged lawmakers to change traffic laws requiring a driver’s license to operate the vehicle. Inexperienced driving, distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and speeding have been common causes of ATV accidents. Vehicle design flaws and dangerous roadways can also contribute to an ATV crash.
If you have been injured or lost a loved on in an ATV accident, it is important to contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth to determine the cause of your accident. Our attorneys will investigate your accident and fight to hold the negligent party accountable for your damages. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and emotional trauma. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.