Man Killed in ATV Accident in Palatka

August 29, 2011

Man Killed in ATV Accident in Palatka

Channel 4 in Jacksonville reports than an 18-year-old man died on Friday night, August 26, when he was thrown from an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and hit a metal gate. Florida Highway Patrol troopers report the crash happened on County Landfill Road in Palatka around 10 p.m. The young man was from Ocala and riding eastbound…

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July 1, 2011

Arrest Made in Teen’s Death in St. Augustine ATV Accident

It’s been nearly one year since a beautiful 18-year-old teen who had just graduated high school was killed in a head-on collision with a pickup truck while she was riding a dirt bike on Wildwood Drive at South Winter Hawk Drive in St. Augustine. Everyone wondered what happened to the investigation into the pickup driver…

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April 4, 2011

Three Adolescents Injured in ATV Accident in St. Augustine

Three adolescents were injured in a Honda ATV four-wheeler crash recently in St. Johns County. News4Jax reports that the two boys and a girl were riding the off-road vehicle in the 1700 block of Carter Road off CR 214 in St. Augustine when the 11-year-old, sitting in front of the 14-year-old driver, hit the brakes…

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December 28, 2010

New CPSC Report on ATV Accidents Finds High Number Child Fatalities

A new federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report on deadly accidents last year that involved all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) was recently released. An ATV is an off-road motorized vehicle with three or four low pressure tires, a straddle seat, and handlebars. Recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) have a bench or bucket seat and were not included…

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November 7, 2008

Off-Road Vehicle Deaths Investigated

We blog all too frequently about children who are hurt or killed in off-highway vehicles or ATVs. Now the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is looking into the design of a handful of brands associated with more than 30 fatalities. The Yamaha Motor Company’s Rhino is one of those brands. The Wall Street Journal named…

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October 4, 2008

North Florida Teens Injured On ATV

This week a couple of teens riding an all-terrain vehicle in Baker County, smashed into a tree after losing control of the ATV on a dirt road. They were both in serious condition; neither of them wore a helmet according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 17-year-old Michael Jewel of Sanderson was driving. The passenger was…

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