By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Two young boys collided head on while driving ATVs (all terrain vehicles) in Maine, Wisconsin. The two boys, ages 10 and 12, were on private property and some how did not see one another until they collided head on.
Fortunately, they were both wearing helmets. One of the boys was released from the hospital but the other is still receiving treatment and being monitored at a hospital. It is estimated that the boys were traveling around 30 mph when they collided. ATVs can be extremely dangerous and at times fatal.
Before you or your child ride on an ATV, make sure each occupant is wearing a helmet. It can be very dangerous for a child to operate an ATV especially at high speeds over rough terrain. Many child safety advocates believe that anyone under the age of 16 should be accompanied by and supervised by an adult when operating an ATV. Children and even teenagers have poor safety awareness and are often times injured due to inattention to the attempts of stunts or other dangerous moves when operating an ATV. Safety should always be the focus for children and ATVs.