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One Man Killed in Chicago ATV Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez11 months ago

One man was killed in an ATV accident on the southwest side of Chicago.

Details about the Fatal ATV Accident

WGNTV News in Chicago is reporting that a 49-year-old man was killed in an accident that involved him crashing his all-terrain vehicle on the southwest side of Chicago.

According to the Chicago Police Department, the accident happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday on the 6200 block of South Austin Avenue. Police have further indicated that a man drove his four-wheeler through a stop sign and then hit another vehicle. The impact of hitting the other vehicle knocked the man off the ATV.

The man was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The identity of the victim has not been released at this time, pending notification of next of kin.

According to police, the man was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation.

Important Information about ATV Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in ATV accidents every year in the United States:

  • Since 1982, the number of deaths of ATV riders on public roads has increased ninefold.
  • In 2014, there were a total of 323 people who were killed in ATV accidents in the United States.
  • Only nine percent of those who were killed in ATV accidents were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

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