An ATV accident caused the death of a Norfolk man on Saturday afternoon. The accident happened when 57-year-old Randall Simpson was operating a Polaris Razer all-terrain vehicle with a snowplow attached when he attempted to drive the ATV across a frozen pond. As he traveled over the pond, the ice broke causing the ATV to plunge into the water. Simpson was unsuccessful at disconnecting his seatbelt and was pulled into the pond with the ATV. Emergency crews responded to the scene at around 4 p.m. and an Ice Recovery Team recovered Simpson. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate him and he was pronounced dead after being transported to a hospital.
ATVs are a vehicle that is often not handled with the experience or care necessary to avoid an accident. Thousands of ATV accidents happen every year and thousands of individuals are injured or killed during these crashes. Design flaws, mechanical defects, dangerous roadways, and reckless driving are all examples of negligence that cause auto accidents, including ATV accidents. The most effective way to determine the cause of your accident is to consult a skilled ATV accident attorney.
The ATV accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully investigate your accident to determine if you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death case. Our attorneys have over a century of legal experience and have represented thousands of clients successfully. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an ATV accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.