An ATV accident injures four people on Thursday, including two young children. According to authorities, at around 9:20 p.m. two all-terrain vehicles collided on Ashburnham Hill Road in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. According to the police, the victims were a 32-year-old male, a 21-year-old male, a 7-year-old boy, and a 6-year-old boy. The left leg of the 32-year-old was severed on a snowplow blade attached to one of the ATVs. He and the 6-year-old were airlifted to the hospital for serious injuries they suffered. The 21-year-old sustained a head injury and the 7-year-old is believed to have fractured his leg. They were both transported to the hospital by ambulance. An investigation is being conducted to determine what caused the crash.
ATVs and motorcycles are types of vehicles primarily used for recreation. ATVs are typically used on private properties and the laws regarding their use are somewhat lax. Inexperienced driving, distracted driving, and operating an ATV under the influence of drugs or alcohol are common causes of ATV accidents. However, design flaws and mechanical defects can also be to blame. If you have been injured in an ATV accident, you could have grounds to file an ATV accident case. Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney is imperative to move forward with your potential case.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 95 years of legal experience. Our attorneys will investigate your accident, gather all evidence, and fight to hold the negligent party accountable. We are passionate about obtaining the justice you deserve for your damages and recovering the compensation you deserve for your damages. Contact our Missouri ATV accident attorneys today for a free no-obligation consultation.