A 9-year-old boy died in an ATV accident Tuesday in New Jersey after he lost control of the vehicle, was ejected and struck a piece of farm equipment.
The boy, who was wearing a helmet, was riding a Suzuki 250CC all-terrain vehicle, which is designed for older riders. State troopers who responded to the accident administered CPR on the scene, and the boy was transported to a nearby medical center where he later died.
From 1982 through 2012, there were 2,944 ATV-related fatalities in children under 16 years old, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Of these, 1,267 were in children younger than 12.
Texas ATV accident attorneys at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P., Accident & Injury Lawyers offer legal assistance to people who have been injured and the families of loved ones killed in all-terrain vehicle accidents, including 4-wheelers, 3-wheelers and other off-road vehicles.