All-Terrain Vehicle Collision with Truck Injures Three

All-Terrain Vehicle Collision with Truck Injures Three in Pennsylvania

Three were injured in an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collision Sunday, June 5. The driver of the ATV is in critical condition after colliding with a pick-up truck in Olney, Pennsylvania. This motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of 2nd street and Champlost Street around 3:30 p.m.

While the driver of the ATV was seriously injured in the crash, the husband and wife pair in the pick-up truck complained of minor injuries at the scene. The age and names of the three injured in the crash have not yet been released by law enforcement officers.

ATVs are not allowed on Pennsylvania streets. They must be kept to off-road trails designated for these recreational vehicles. When ATV drivers attempt to share the roads with other cars and trucks, it’s not surprising that serious accidents result.

As summer rolls around, ATV accidents increase in frequency. Similar to the contributing causes of car accidents, drivers of ATVs may be distracted or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. ATV accidents may also be caused by excessive speed, reckless driving and other negligent actions by ATV drivers and also others sharing the trails. Common ATV accident injuries include broken bones, brain injuries and spine injuries.

After an ATV accident caused by the negligence of another, contact a local Pennsylvania car accident attorney.

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer “ATV crash injures 3 in Olney,” 6/5/2011