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Teenage Girl Killed in ATV Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

One teenager was killed in an ATV accident that happened in Louisiana.

Details about the Fatal ATV Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that the Louisiana State Police are investigating an ATV accident that happened in which a 13-year-old Zwolle girl was killed.

Assistant Sabine Parish Coroner Ron Rivers has stated that the accident happened on Wednesday along Louisiana Highway 191 just west of Noble. The assistant coroner further stated that Melyssa Anderson was driving a Polaris 800 when she suddenly lost control of the off-road vehicle in a point of the road where there was a left-hand curve.

After failing to correctly maneuver the curve, Anderson was then ejected from the vehicle and was later found by someone who was driving down the road. Anderson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

An investigation into the cause and circumstance of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Motorcycle and 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:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 323 fatalities of people involved in ATV accidents in the United States.
  • Only about 9 percent of people who were killed in ATV accidents were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.
  • About 76 percent of ATV accidents in 2014 involved no other vehicles except the ATV in 2014. 

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