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. …

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ATV Accident Injures Three Teens In Southern Illinois

There was a Southern Illinois ATV accident Tuesday night (August 4, 2015) in Simpson. According to authorities, three teenagers were injured after being involved in a crash as they were riding on the ATV. The three teens were 13, 14, and 15 years old. The driver of the ATV, a 14-year-old female, suffered head and …

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Fatal Southern Illinois ATV Accident

There was a Southern Illinois fatal ATV (“four-wheeler”) accident Saturday night (June 20, 2015) in Franklin County (Illinois.) The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department responded to an emergency call at approximately 9:00 p.m. regarding an ATV accident that injured two males.  The accident happened on Number 10 Road west of Logan. The accident happened after the ATV …

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ATV Accidents Among Young Teenagers

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) and UTV safety has been a continual concern given the frequency and extent of accidents and injuries, especially those involving teenagers and children. Medline Plus (National Institutes of Health) published a document today (July 14, 2014) titled “Teens, ATV a Dangerous Combo.”  The article discusses a study’s findings regarding Iowa teens and …

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2013 Fatal Traffic Accidents In Illinois

Today, the Chicago Tribune published an article titled “Traffic deaths in Illinois rise for second straight year.”  The article discusses year 2013 Illinois fatal car accidents and fatal vehicle accident trends in Illinois. Notable excerpts include: Traffic deaths on Illinois roads rose slightly for a second straight year in 2013, according to preliminary data from …

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