Cedar City, UT (September 22, 2021) – A 13-year-old boy was brought to a local hospital in unknown condition on Tuesday, September 21st after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving was hit by another vehicle.
An official with the Cedar City Police said the accident took place at about 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of 2400 North and Bulldog Road.
The boy operating the ATV was riding eastbound on 2400 North behind two other teens on dirt bikes. Although both of the cyclists made it across Bulldog Road without incident, a northbound Ford Explorer crashed into the ATV, tossing the child into the roadway.
He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. The severity of his injuries has not been made clear but reports show that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The occupants of the Explorer were unharmed during the incident. The vehicle took minor front-end damage but was drivable.
The ATV sustained heavy damage, including a broken wheel. It was hauled away from the scene in a trailer.
No citations have been issued at this time as the crash is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Riding dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles is a favorite outdoor activity in Utah. Just like any other vehicle, however, these can be dangerous. The risks involved with operating these types of vehicles increase when they are ridden on unpaved roads, mountains, sand dunes, and other kinds of rough or uneven terrain often traveled by ATV enthusiasts.
Riders are expected to take basic safety precautions to prevent accidents. Sadly, even the most cautious of ATV drivers can still be injured by someone else’s carelessness. In addition to the negligence of other drivers, ATV defects can also cause serious accidents. If you have been injured for one or both of these reasons, our firm is here to help. If you want to construct a solid legal strategy and maximize your damages, our Utah personal injury lawyers have the skill you need.
The weeks after your ATV accident need to be focused on your recovery, not the stress of financial constraints. We make that happen for our clients by providing individual support to the victims of ATV accidents.
When injuries happen to an ATV rider in an accident caused by another driver’s negligence, victims should seek legal counsel from an ATV accident attorney in Cedar City. When someone is hurt and another person is the cause, they are qualified to obtain compensation for their losses.
The Cedar City personal injury lawyers at Jardine Law Offices P. C. ensure that our clients get justice. We do everything we can to help our clients collect the maximum amount of compensation for their claims.
If you were injured in an accident by another person’s actions, contact our Cedar City personal injury attorneys at (801) 350-3506 to schedule a free case review to see how we can help.
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