Teen Killed in ATV Accident in Willacy County, Texas

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 18-Sep-2012

An ATV accident in rural Willacy County left one teenage girl dead on Monday night when the all-terrain vehicle she was riding on lost control and overturned, officials said.

Although the young girl’s name has not yet been released, police said the ATV was carrying as many as 7 girls at the time of the all-terrain vehicle rollover accident. A second girl was transported to the hospital with injuries resulting from the ATV crash. The first girl was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Officials reported that the girls who were riding the ATV did, in fact, have permission to ride the vehicle.

All of the teen girls involved in the accident were sophomores at Lyford High School, police told Valley Central News.

All terrain vehicles can pose specific threats to riders because of the ease of rollover that can occur when the vehicles lose control or become tripped up on a surface or nearby item. Despite the risk of rollover, not all ATV’s are outfitted with rollover cages, which can protect occupants from the crushing blow of an overturning vehicle.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an all terrain vehicle crash, call our ATV accident attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Temple and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our all terrain vehicle rollover crash lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our off-road vehicle accident law firm in Central Texas and across the state for a free consultation today.

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