Indiana ATV Accident Leaves One Dead, One Hospitalized
A man and a female passenger were riding an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) around in the early morning hours when they collided with a utility pole and newspaper-vending box in Indiana this week. Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
According to the coroner’s report, the man died at the scene as a result of blunt-force trauma to the head and chest. The female passenger was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital for treatment. Witnesses say the ATV was moving very quickly when it stuck the vending box and utility pole and then threw the riders off. Police officials are ruling the death an accident.
ATVs can be dangerous machines if not ridden correctly, and much like in this case, the results of an ATV accident can be deadly. In addition to a wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries as well as spinal cord injuries are common if riders are involved in accidents without wearing helmets.
If you or one of your loved ones has been involved in a serious ATV accident, an experienced ATV accident attorney can help you recover the compensation you need for medical bills or lost wages.
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