Williamson County ATV Accident Leads To Death Of 11-Year-Old Boy

There have been many Southern Illinois accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which are also commonly referred to as “three-wheelers” and “four-wheelers.”  Many of these injuries have involved serious injuries, including head injuries, and some have led to the death of the ATV rider or passenger.

Various all-terrain vehicle accidents have been summarized on this site.  As seen in these posts, the accidents have occurred throughout Southern Illinois, and many have involved teenagers.  The July 14, 2014 post (“ATV Accidents Among Young Teenagers“) discusses the problematical frequency and extent of ATV accidents among young teenagers, and highlights research from two sources, including the National Institutes of Health.

There was a fatal ATV accident Saturday (October 29, 2016) afternoon in Ziegler, Illinois (Williamson County.)  An 11-year-old boy died from accident injuries shortly after an ATV crash at the Wright Mud Fest.  Details on what caused the crash do not appear to be publicly available at this time.

The accident remains under investigation by the Williamson County Coroner’s Office and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Additional details and possible updates regarding this fatal Illinois ATV accident can be found in a variety of media sources, including the October 31, 2016 The Herald-News article titled “Boy dead after ATV accident in Southern Illinois” as well as the October 29 kfvs12.com article (with video) titled “11-year-old boy dies in ATV crash in Williamson Co., IL.”


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