One Man Killed, Three Injured in Idaho ATV Accident
Details of the Fatal ATV Accident
Authorities say a group of about 20 ATV enthusiasts from Rupert, Idaho had traveled to Jackpot to ride in the hills surrounding the city. A Polaris side-by-side ATV had stopped in the middle of a trail when it was struck by a second side-by-side. The impact of the collision caused the two ATVs to roll over. Two men were ejected, and another two had to be extracted.
One man, identified as Jay Paul Setser, 33, was killed in the crash. Two more men, identified as Alan Wayne Brady, 38, and Jerued Kris Uscola, 35, were flown to a hospital in Boise with serious injuries. A fourth man, Jed Elmer Dansie, 35, sustained broken legs and was flown to a hospital in Twin Falls for treatment.
An undersheriff told reporters that speed and alcohol were suspected factors in the crash.
ATV Accident Statistics
Between 1982 and 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recorded 11,688 ATV-related fatalities. Of those fatalities, 327 occurred in 2011 alone. Approximately 25 percent of all ATV-related fatalities occur to children under the age of 16.
In 2011, about 107,500 people were treated in emergency rooms for ATV-related injuries. About 27 percent of those injured were children under the age of 16.