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Read excerpts from the latest news covering important issues in ATV safety:

May 16, 2008
3TV (Phoenix, AZ), "Teen dies in ATV rollover accident"

February 25, 2008
IV Press Online, "Two Young Persons Killed Yesterday by Yamaha Rhinos at Same Dunes"

November 29, 2007
KSBY TV News, "Target of Lawsuits: Off-road vehicle Paso Robles child killed was driving"

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May 16, 2008

3TV (Phoenix, AZ), "Teen dies in Yamaha Rhino ATV rollover accident"

A 15-year-old boy has died of injuries he suffered during an off-road-vehicle rollover Friday afternoon in the far Northwest Valley. Maricopa County Sheriff's Investigators said the boy was among four teens riding on the small four-wheeled Yamaha vehicle called a Rhino when it overturned near 102nd Avenue and Jomax Road at about 4:00pm. The teen was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries. The other three teenage boys were not seriously hurt.

 

February 25, 2008

IV Press Online, "Two Young Persons Killed Yesterday by Yamaha Rhinos at Same Dunes"

The names of victims involved in two separate fatal crashes that occurred within hours of each other at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area were released Monday. Yucaipa resident Stephanie Ann Katin, 26, was killed Saturday after being partially ejected from a rented Yamaha Rhino all-terrain vehicle that slid sideways down a 30-foot sand dune. Katin sat in the right front passenger seat. The vehicle lost traction when Katin’s 29-year-old husband, Paul, turned left and tried driving it down the dune after reaching its crest, California Highway Patrol Officer Gil Caldera said. More...

 

November 29, 2007

KSBY TV News, "Target of Lawsuits: Off-road vehicle Paso Robles child killed was driving"

The off-road vehicle, the Yamaha Rhino, that Ashlyn Vargas was driving when she was killed Thanksgiving Day is the subject of lawsuits nationwide. "They have a high center of gravity and they are top heavy and they do have a well demonstrated propensity for rolling over," said Attorney Fred Pritzker. More...

 

November 23, 2007

KSBY TV News, "Tragedy on Thanksgiving: ATV accident claims life of 12 year old"

The Thanksgiving holiday takes a tragic turn when a 12 year old girl dies in an ATV accident.It happened near Highway 58 in the California Valley, just before noon Thursday. Investigators say Ashlyn Vargas was thrown from the vehicle in the accident and the ATV rolled on top of her. More...

 

November 20, 2007

Tucson Citizen, "Serious injuries climb for kids driving ATVs; Hospitalizations are up 70% in 4-year span"

When ATV racer Brandon Leach got sideways in the air during a race in Mammoth in April, he pretty much figured the outcome would be bad. It was. The wheels of the 450cc Honda TRX quad hit the ground, slamming him into the dirt. The 350-pound vehicle then flipped into the air and landed on him. Brandon was airlifted to Tucson's University Medical Center, where a dislocated collarbone, bruised pelvis, three cracked ribs, collapsed lung and a concussion kept him hospitalized for 12 days. More...

 

August 2, 2007

Crossville Chronicle, "ATV accident leaves child critical"

A parent's worst nightmare came true Wednesday morning when a man traveling a rural Cumberland County road rounded a curve to find his son underneath an all-terrain vehicle in the roadway, according to witnesses and the Tennessee Highway Patrol. More...

 

August 1, 2007

Woodtv.com, "Four wheeler accident kills promising baseball player"

An 18-year-old baseball player from Whitehall was killed in a four wheeler accident Friday night on Whitneyville road. More...

 

July 30, 2007

Canada.com, "Rein in ATVs to reduce carnage, surgeon urges"

In the wake of the weekend death of a 13-year-old boy while driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), an Edmonton spinal cord surgeon is renewing his call for a ban on people under the age of 16 driving quads and for the licensing of all quad drivers. More...

 

July 30, 2007

Edmonton Sun (Canada), "Quad rollover kills boy, 13"

A 13-year-old Rimbey boy died in a quadding accident Saturday afternoon about 60 km west of Rocky Mountain House. Wyatt Lyal Bauer was driving a Yamaha Rhino alone on a logging road in the False Creek area, when he went down a steep hill and lost control of the vehicle, which then landed on him, Mounties said. More...

 

June 6, 2007

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, "Three Kids Injured in Yamaha Rhino ATV Accident"

A crash involving youths on a Yamaha Rhino off-road vehicle resulted in three injuries, police said. More...

 

May 29, 2007

The Times (Shreveport), "Lake Charles Teen Dies in Yamaha Rhino ATV Accident"

A 13-year-old Lake Charles girl died Sunday night in a Shreveport hospital following an ATV accident in south Sabine Parish, Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said. Whitney Bland died at 10:50 p.m. at LSU Hospital in Shreveport from abdominal trauma caused by injuries sus-tained in the rollover accident, Rivers said. More...

 
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