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ATV Crash Kills Guyton Girl in Ellabell, Georgia


November 12, 2018

ELLABELL, GA- Wjcl.com writes that a girl from Guyton was killed in an ATV crash on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the crash.*

Reports indicate that the child, a 10-year-old girl was riding the ATV west when she lost control of the vehicle. The police arrived at the site of the crash, which was off of Coon Key Drive in a private driveway in Ellabell.

The girl died at the scene, and her friend sustained minor injuries. Neither of the children were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. 

Police do not expect to file charges in the crash. 

Every year, there are over 700 people killed on ATVs in the United States. There are another 100,000 injuries. Many of these accidents are preventable. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends thatpeople follow certain rules when operating ATVs. 

These vehicles are designed for use on off-road terrain, andthey do not perform well on paved roads. On the pavement, these vehicles tend to flip more easily and can be involved in devastating crashes with cars and other motor vehicles. 

The CPSC says that many accidents involving children under the age of 16 could be avoided by using models designed for younger riders. The youth models have lower maximum speed limits. 

Riders should always wear a helmet, goggles, over the ankle boots, long sleeves, long pants, and gloves. Of course, anyone who is going to operate one of these vehicles should receive proper training. Inexperienced riders can easily lose control of these vehicles leading to rollovers, vehicle ejections, collisions with objects or with other vehicles. 

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Source:
https://www.wjcl.com/article/10-year-old-effingham-county-girl-killed-in-atv-crash/25020237
https://www.cpsc.gov/Safety-Education/Safety-Education-Centers/ATV-Safety-Information-Center/Quick-Facts-for-a-Safer-Ride/

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