The operation of ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) is something that is extremely dangerous, especially when the notoriously top-heavy vehicles are being driven on a paved surface such as a roadway. Still, within the state of Florida, the operation of vehicles primarily intended for off-road purposes on roads used by cars and trucks remains a continual pastime of many people. On Wednesday, August 19th, a 16-year-old Altoona resident was riding close to Lake Dorr within Lake County when they were involved in a fatal ATV accident after driving their vehicle onto the roadway.
An accident involving a single ATV close to the city of Mims in Volusia County resulted in the death of a single individual, so say reports from the Florida Highway Patrol. Members of the FHP were on-hand to respond to the crash reports, which were made shortly after the all-terrain vehicle crashed. It is not clear if the two on the ATV were alone or if they were perhaps traveling with a group of other joyriders through the area.
It was early into the evening this past Wednesday, August 7th, when two 7-year-old girls sustained serious injuries after the all-terrain vehicle they were driving was struck by another vehicle just outside of Dunnellton in Chatmire.