ATV ACCIDENT OFF ROAD CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY – MN LAWYERS
The St. Louis County MN sheriff’s office recently reported an off-road vehicle personal injury accident. It happened about 1/2 mile north of the public access boat landing on Boulder Lake. A side-by-side ATV flipped due to an equipment failure while driving on the frozen lake, and two juvenile males were injured.
The Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance, Lifelink III Air Ambulance, and deputies of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office all responded to the scene. Responders located the ATV crash site on the frozen lake, medically stabilized two juvenile male patients, and evacuated them to the landing. A 12 year-old male was transported by Lifelink III air ambulance with a broken femur; a 6 year-old was transported by Mayo Ambulance with a head laceration. Both parties were taken to St. Luke’s Hospital. The juveniles were not wearing helmets or safety belts at the time of the accident. Fortunately, no one was killed.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages operators to exercise caution when using recreational vehicles on frozen waters as warming temperatures cause ice conditions to deteriorate. In addition, the Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public that all passengers and operators of ATVs under the age of 18 are required to wear a DOT-approved helmet and utilize safety belts (when equipped). This is required at all times while the vehicle is being operated on public land, water, or right-of-way.
COMPENSATION FOR ATV ACCIDENT INJURY – MN ATTORNEY
If you have been injured in an ATV accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. This includes medical bills, lost wages, and more. If you were a passenger in the ATV, or your child was allowed to drive the ATV without proper instruction, or the crash was not your fault, call us for a free consultation. A MN personal injury lawyer will discuss your ATV accident injury with you and explain your rights.