ATV Rider – Fatal Crash in Pahokee, Florida – Dangers of ATV Riding in Florida

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A 24-year-old man was tragically killed after the all-terrain vehicle (ATV) he was operating collided with a wire cable line in Pahokee, Florida. The man was identified by the Florida Highway Patrol as Jervenski Parker. The FHP confirmed that Parker was thrown from the ATV and landed in a drainage ditch. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. For more read ATV accident in Pahokee, Florida, kills 24-year-old man. ATVs can reach speeds of more than 50 mph, making them extremely dangerous devices. In April 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported ATVs were the cause of 40 deaths, 12 of those deaths involved children under the age of 16. In May 2010, 13 children under 16 years of age were killed. Also, according to the group Concerned Families, children under 16-years-old are killed annually, this does not include the 40,000 children that are injured annually. If you would like to read more on ATV Safety please read CBS News Reports on Dangers of Personal Injury to Children from ATV (All Terrain Vehicles).

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