Kearns, UT (October 12, 2020) – Three teenagers sustained injuries, one critically, on Sunday, October 12th when they were thrown from an ATV that crashed in a neighborhood in Kearns.
As reported by the Unified Police Department, the teenagers were riding the all-terrain vehicle in the 4700 block of Hobbson Drive at about 3:00 p.m. when the vehicle flipped over after taking a poorly executed turn.
Police reported that none of the kids was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred.
The 16-year-old boy who was driving the ATV is reportedly in critical condition. His two passengers, a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl, are listed in serious condition.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
The state of Utah recently established laws stipulating that minors must pass an ATV safety class and always be supervised by an adult. Many parents, however, frequently break the rules designed to promote the safe use of ATVs. Countless riders have sustained critical injuries or even been killed when their ATV rolled over on them. The most commonly-occurring injuries are spinal cord damage and amputations.
When people are harmed in accidents as a result of negligent drivers, it is crucial that they seek the legal guidance of a qualified ATV collision attorney in Salt Lake City as soon as possible. Those harmed may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens they face.
Utah personal injury attorneys at Jardine Law Offices, PC understand the overwhelming consequences victims and their families are forced to endure after being involved in an accident. Nobody is ever truly prepared to deal with the aftermath of a vehicle collision. The mental, physical, and financial challenges can have a far-reaching impact on victims. For this reason, our team strives to help accident victims collect the maximum amount of compensation available to them by pursuing personal injury claims against those at fault.
Our attorneys provide tenacious representation and aggressively negotiate full and fair settlements to help victims reach their goals and move forward with their recovery. If you were injured in an ATV accident, as a result of another driver’s negligent actions, contact our Salt Lake City personal injury attorneys at 801-350-3506 to schedule a free case review with our team to discuss legal options available for you.
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