8-year-old Girl Dead After ATV Accident
ATV's can be a lot of fun, but they can also be pretty dangerous. An 8-year-old girl is dead and two others are injured after getting into an accident.
According to My Twin Tiers, the accident took place on Friday (12/1) in Tioga County, Pa.
An 11-year-old was driving an Arctic Cat 500 south on Thomas Road when they tried to make a left hand turn into the Shell Appalachia well pad entrance too quickly. The ATV flipped over sideways, making a full rotation and then tipped over onto its side, pinning all three on board underneath the vehicle."
The 8-year-old passenger was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The 11-year-old driver was taken to Williamsport Regional Medical Center, an 18-year-old passenger was taken to Geisinger Medical Center by medical helicopter.
If you are concerned about your child's safety on an ATV, you can check out a long list of safety tips from the ATV Safety Institute. They also offer online safety classes.