An ATV accident on October 28 killed a four year old girl from Somerset County. In Summit Township, Pennsylvania, a four year old was thrown from an ATV as her 14 year old cousin was driving the four-wheeler. The driver lost control near a railroad crossing on Scratch Hill Road causing the ATV to roll over. Three other passengers were also injured in the accident, a three and nine year old girl as well as a one year old boy. None of the children were wearing helmets.
Pennsylvania law requires children between the ages of 8 and 15 to have safety certifications and requires them to wear helmets on public land. It is also improper for more than one passenger to ride on a two person ATV. The ATV involved in this accident was a 2014 Polaris 500 sportsman, a two person ATV.
There have been multiple tragic ATV accidents involving children in Western Pennsylvania this week. Earlier this week a nine year old girl was injured in another ATV accident in New Castle, Pennsylvania. This nine year old was a passenger on an ATV that struck a tree in Neshannock Township. The 32 year old driver of the ATV was also injured.
If you or someone you know was injured in an ATV accident, call the ATV accident attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. for a free consultation today at 800-777-4081.
Source: WTAE. "4-year-old girl killed in ATV crash in Somerset County". 28 Oct 2014.