Category Archives: All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Teen Dies in Four Wheeler Accident in Putnam County, Florida

A young man from Ocala, Florida, tragically died after the four-wheeler he was driving crashed into a closed steel gate in Putnam County. According to the report by the Florida Highway Patrol, 18-year-old Douglas William Burguess was driving a 2003 Honda four-wheeler east on County Landfill Road; the crash occurred around 10:10 p.m. The impact ejected Burguess from the four-wheeler, he suffered personal injuries to his stomach and chest. Burguess was transported to Putnam Community Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. For more read 18-year-old Ocala man dies in four-wheeler crash. The death of this teen is a tragedy … Continue reading

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ATV Accident and Florida Laws Should Encourage Parents to Rethink ATV Safety and Purchases

Florida families are left concerned after the recent death a 12-year-old boy of Putnam County, Florida; the boy was killed in an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident. For example, Victoria Hobbs and her husband purchased 2 ATVs to provide their family with what they thought would be hours of fun. Now, after seeing the dangers of ATVs, the family is left disappointed and a little frustrated. Hobbs said they purchased 2 ATVS, a smaller sized ATV for her 12-year-old daughter and a larger sized ATV for her husband. Under Florida law, no one under 16 can operate, ride or be … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Authorities Arrest Teen – ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) Accident in Hudson Florida – 4 Teens Suffer Personal Injuries

Michael Dennis Floyd, 17, has been arrested and accused of injuring four people in a hit-and-run accident with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). According the Florida Highway Patrol, Floyd, who was driving a pickup truck, collided with the ATV. FHP also said the ATV ran through a stop sign. The kids on the ATV ranged in ages from 12- to 16-years-old; they were all thrown from the ATV and were taken to the hospital after sustaining personal injuries. Floyd, who reportedly turned himself in, told authorities he initially fled the scene because he did not have a driver’s license and had … Continue reading

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