A 2-year-old child has been killed in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) by his home near Jacksonville, Florida. The toddler, Camden Torres was a passenger on a Kawasaki Prairie that Noel Lewis, a 21-year-old Waycross man, was driving on Tabby Road in Ware County, GA on October 15th.
While making a turn on a slight curve in the roadway, Lewis lost control of the Kawasaki and left the roadway. He traveled through a ditch and into a field where the ATV overturned and the child was ejected from the vehicle. The child was taken by ambulance to Mayo Clinic Health System’s Waycross hospital, but died later that day of his injuries, State Patrol Sgt. Terry Thrift said in a report. Lewis sustained minor injuries. Lewis said the 2-year-old boy had interfered with the operation of the ATV, Thrift said in his report. No one has been charged in the accident, which is being investigated by a State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), while popular among adults and young people alike, are often very dangerous to operate. Even when operated responsibly and properly, ATV accidents can result in serious injuries, and sometimes fatal, as this tragic incident exemplifies. With little to no safety features, and little regulation about who can operate them, in isn’t uncommon for young people to be injured or killed in an ATV accident. Young children and toddlers should never be passengers on one of these vehicles, even if it’s just for a short distance near your own home. It is estimated that every year 100,000 emergency room visits are the result of an ATV accident, and out of all of the accidents, 25% involved children under the age of 16.
ATV accidents cause many victims, and their loved ones, to endure lasting physical, emotional, and financial hardships. To help ease these burdens, in some cases Florida law allows a victim to seek compensation for their injuries. However, ATV accident claims tend to be extremely complicated as it is often difficult to decide who is responsible. In order to ensure you get the compensation you deserve, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an experienced Florida ATV accident attorney. Your attorney will be able to review your case, make a determination as to which party (or parties) should be held responsible, and prepare a strategy for proving fault.
Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping Florida ATV accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your ATV accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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