An ATV accident in Butler County this past weekend has caused the death of a 16-year-old boy. The accident happed on Butternut Road in Butler County, Pennsylvania just east of Karns City. The victim of this tragic accident was a passenger on an ATV when the ATV rolled over. The driver sustained minor injuries. According to an investigating state trooper, the teens were going north on Butternut road when the ATV started to slide to the side of the road because of the snow. The ATV then rolled over and threw both the victim and the driver off of the ATV causing them fatal injuries and minor injuries respectively.
This incident happened between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. the night of Friday, February 27th. Weather reports indicate that the temperature in Butler County that night dropped to -11 degrees Fahrenheit and that there were snow and ice warnings. The weather may have had a factor in this accident.
ATV accidents and accidents involving other recreational vehicles like farm machinery and golf carts often cause devastating injuries because there is little protection to protect the driver and passengers. Even if the victims of these incidents where helmets and other protective equipment the results from the accidents can cause devastating injuries that can change the lives of victims and their families.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an ATV or recreational vehicle accident, call the injury lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today at 1-800-777-4081. Our team of lawyers is experienced in helping victims and their families reach full and fair compensation for their wage loss, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.
Source: Butler Eagle. "Boy, 16, killed in ATV crash". 28 Feb 2015.