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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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September 20, 2008

Motocross Takes 17-year-olds Life

Students at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County in north Florida are mourning a senior who was killed this week in a motocross track accident in Flagler County, Florida. Bennet “Ben” Gordon Geiger Jr. was just 17 years old. He had been riding motocross for two years, experienced at jumping the motorcycle tracks….

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April 18, 2008

Yamaha Rhino A Danger Off The Road

They look like small two-seater jeeps. The Yamaha Rhino are the latest fun vehicle blamed for serious injuries called by rollovers. In March, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a voluntary recall of 2008 Rhino Side-by-Side vehicles because of a risk of brake failure that affects about 7,800 vehicles.   But brakes are not their only…

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