RTV Accident in Grady County, GA, Claims Life of Young Boy
GRADY COUNTY, GA. – An RTV accident January 27 in Grady County, Georgia, claimed the life of a young boy, according to an online news report published by wctv.com. The accident occurred at a private residence, where the 8-year-old child who was riding the vehicle lost control and crashed.*
The accident happened in the afternoon on January 27 at a home on Mimosa Lane in Grady County. At approximately 12:50 p.m. that day, an 8-year-old boy was riding a Kubota RTV and tried to make a left turn in a private drive. The boy then lost control of the RTV and struck a tree. Upon impact, the RTV rolled onto its side and on top of the young boy.
The boy sustained severe injuries, and emergency responders took him to a local hospital for treatment. He died of his injuries at the hospital. Local reports have identified the child, but his name is not included in this story due to his age and privacy considerations.
Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene and is continuing to investigate the accident. It appears the boy was riding on the RTV alone, and it is not clear if he was being supervised by an adult. No one related to the boy has been identified at this time.
According to information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 422 people in Georgia were killed in ATV accidents between 1982 and 2016. This placed Georgia at No. 12 in the country for ATV-related deaths. The CPSC states that children under the age of 16 should not be allowed to drive or ride adult ATVs.
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