Florida Boy Dies in Another ATV Accident

The Associated Press is reporting that another Florida child has died in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. There aren’t many details available as of yet, but it is being reported that the child was 12 years old and not wearing a helmet.

According to ATV safety, in the United States in 2009 there were a total of 131,900 ATV accidents requiring emergency room treatment. Of those, 376 resulted in death. As for the State of Florida, since 1982, there have been approximately 447 deaths.

Because of accidents like these, Florida law requires that all persons under the age of 16 years of age operating or riding an all-terrain vehicle wear an ATV safety helmet.

Cases like these are obviously devastating to a family. ATVs can be extremely dangerous under even the best of circumstances. When operated in an unsafe manner without the proper safety equipment, they can truly be death traps. If your children operate ATVs, it is crucial that you require them to wear a helmet and that you provide appropriate supervision.

If your children operate ATVs, we at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. urge you to require them to wear helmets and to provide them with appropriate supervision at all times. A life-changing ATV accident can occur in a split second.

As one of the oldest personal injury law firms in Tampa Bay, Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A.has been caring for families after devastating accidents since 1955. Contact us today for a  free consultation.

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