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Category: ATV accidents

The Dangers of All Terrain Vehicles

Posted in ATV accidents on July 31, 2018

All terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are small vehicles that can usually hold 1-3 passengers. ATVs are typically used to maneuver rocky road and trail conditions. Because they have little to no protection for its’ riders, ATV accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries to its’ passengers. The most common causes of ATV accidents involve exceeding… read more

The Dangers of All-Terrain Vehicles

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on February 19, 2015

All-terrain vehicles, commonly known as ATVs, are four-wheeled off-road recreational vehicles. When used appropriately, they can be a fun and exciting way to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, irresponsible ATV drivers often ignore important safety rules and regulations, creating serious risk of death or injury. Weighing more than 800 pounds, ATVs have large, powerful engines that… read more

Recent ATV accidents remind us to use ATVs with extra caution

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on August 11, 2014

Two separate ATV accidents over the weekend sent two people to local hospitals. The first ATV accident happened in Farmington when, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department, a man was riding an ATV in his yard and went over an embankment, causing an ATV to land on top of him. A second ATV wreck… read more

Marion County ATV Accident Leaves One Dead

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on July 14, 2014

One person was killed over the weekend in an All Terrain Vehicle Accident outside of Mannington, West Virginia, in Marion County. According to local reports, around two o’clock on Saturday, July 14, 2014, an ATV accident occurred after an ATV rolled on the top of a hill on Mods Run Road. Health net responded to… read more

Study: West Virginia Leads Nation in ATV Deaths

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on January 3, 2014

A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that West Virginia has the highest rate of ATV deaths on public roads throughout the nation. The study concluded that between 2007 and 2011, rider deaths on public roads throughout the nation totaled 1,701. While West Virginia led the nation in on-public-road fatalities, West… read more

ATVs and Kids Don’t Mix

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on October 17, 2013

Many West Virginians are avid ATV riders. People use ATVs and UTVs for personal use around the house and for recreational activities. Unfortunately, many ATV riders in West Virginia are children. Combining the inexperience of youth with an ATV can be deadly. Nationwide, ATVs kill or seriously injury over 40,000 children under the age of… read more

ATV Accident Sends Two Teens to Hospital

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on September 30, 2013

An ATV accident caused two teenagers to be flown by two separate medical helicopters to Ruby Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened on Junkins Avenue Extension in the Adamston area of Clarksburg just after 6 p.m. Witnesses said a boy and girl were riding together on the ATV when it lost control, flipped… read more

ATV Accidents Can Be Difficult to Handle

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on September 25, 2013

For many West Virginians, a favorite past time is riding an ATV. ATVs and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) can be both practical and fun. These vehicles can be used around your property to assist in many things from clearing brush, to gardening. These vehicles are also often used to assist hunters bring deer in from… read more

ATV Safety in West Virginia

Posted in ATV accidents,Uncategorized on September 5, 2013

All Terrain Vehicles or ATVs are a popular past time for many West Virginians. ATVs are used by both teens and adults alike for fun and to haul heavy items. However, ATVs are dangerous, even when operated properly and oftentimes, ATV accidents lead to serious personal injuries. In 2010 alone, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety… read more