A fatal accident happened at Dade City when an all-terrain vehicle flipped over in a grass field. The Florida Highway Patrol informed that a seven-year-old boy was killed and five other people sustained injuries, among which two other children.
Officials stated there were six people aboard the ATV (it is similar to a golf cart but with all-terrain wheels). The boy was driving the vehicle.
Three adult men were aboard on the Kawasaki Teryx4 when the vehicle overturned in a field. The accident happened at about 8 p.m. on Saturday.
The boy was transported in a hospital, where he later died.
A 2-year-old boy got severe injuries and a four-year-old girl and three other men, ended up with minor and non-life-threatening injuries, the Highway Patrol said.
According to the Highway Patrol, none of the occupants were wearing helmets. Florida law demands that anyone under the age of sixteen should wear a helmet and eye protection while operating an all-terrain vehicle.
The Kawasaki Teryx4 was enough to have four people (it has four seats). The frame is made of steel tubing and weighs more than 1,600 pounds.
Such uncommon accidents can make the case quite complex, but the victims should always consider seeking legal guidance if they decide to proceed with lawsuits.
If you were involved in a car accident, make sure you get medical help for yourself and others involved in the accident.
Call the police and if you can, contact a car accident attorney.
These processes can be overwhelming for anyone, which is why it is not the best move to seek justice on your own.
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