Moody Airman Dies in Tragic Crash in Georgia
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, GA- The valdostadailytimes.com writes that an airman from the Moody Air Force Base was killed in a tragic crash this week in Lanier County. The victim, identified as a 26-year-old man, was reportedly on an ATV when the incident occurred.*
The ATV overturned in the late morning, and a witness reported the incident to the police. The victim had only purchased the ATV a few days prior to the deadly wreck. Police stated that he did not have experience on a four-wheeler.
Reports stated that the cause of the crash is unclear, but that the victim became trapped under the vehicle. The authorities have already notified the airman's family.
ATVs are deceptively risky. On average, 700 people are killed each year in crashes involving these vehicles. Many more individuals are injured in these accidents, and about 136,000 end up in the emergency room annually.
From time to time, tragedies serve as a reminder of just how dangerous an ATV can be, and that they are not, and should never be treated as toys. Last year, a father and his two teenage sons all died in an ATV crash in Kentucky, sparking a conversation in the media regarding these vehicles.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has repeatedly warned about ATVs. The CPSC stated that ATVs should never be driven on pavement. The risk of overturning is too high when ATVs are taken on paved roads, and these vehicles become difficult to control on these surfaces. Additionally, safety advice includes taking a training course, always wearing a helmet, never riding with or as a passenger, and not permitting anyone under sixteen to operate an ATV.
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