Two teenagers from Boone County were riding on an ATV when it dropped off of something; the story isn't clear on what they fell off of. If I were closer I'd take a photo of the location to clear it up. One of the boys was killed and another injured. A crash involving the ATV occurred on or just off of U.S. Highway 30 outside of Ames when the vehicle went off of a 14-foot drop. The driver died when the ATV landed on top of him after he flew off of it.

This won't be a very good post today. I've too much to do in the office. But I'll give you some resources to read, if you find this article useful. ATV owner's need to review their homeowner's insurance policies to see if the title owner of the ATV is an insured and covered under the liability portion of the policy.  I would also suggest a health insurance policy with either unlimited coverage or at least $10 million in limits. Quadriplegic or paraplegic injuries of a young family member can devastate the parents and bankrupt them.

I've previously posted on ATV safety, see below.

ATV driver remains in hospital after crash

ATV Lands On Teen Driver During Crash

And in another ATV accident in Johnson the report indicates the collision with a pickup truck and the ATV occurred in the street. The collision is noted to be at the intersection of Northwest 70th Avenue and Peckham Street in Johnston, Iowa. It happened on a Friday around 6:00 p.m. The driver was 27-years-old and the passenger 47. There is an indication in the article that alcohol may have been involved. ATV's are unlicensed vehicles and should not be driven on the public streets. Of course it goes without saying that alcohol and ATV's just don't mix well. See the article below.

Johnston man in critical condition after ATV crash

The Iowa Attorney General previously maintained ATV safety suggestions on its website site, but a current search did not produce any results.  The Lombardi Law Firm does advocate for ATV safety and we have written articles and posted video on our site. The latest debate involved the Rhino.

This story has received extensive coverage. A general Google search for ATV accidents in Iowa lists many stories. To read more visit any of the news sources listed below.

•·                            Teen killed in ATV accident in Boone County

May 19, 2010 ... Teen killed in ATV accident in Boone County. by Radio Iowa Contributor on May 19 , 2010. in Fires/Accidents/Disasters. One teenager is dead, ... - Similar

•·                            Ames Tribune > Archives > Ames Tribune > News > Boone teenager ...

May 19, 2010 ... Boone teenager killed in ATV accident ... Ames, Iowa 50010, Primary Telephone/ Fax Numbers. (800) 234-TRIB (515) 663-6900 ... - Similar

•·                            Boone News Republican

May 20, 2010 ... BHS student killed in ATV accident ... Boone, Iowa 50036, (888) 270-0090 (515) 432-6694. Fax: (515) 432-7811 ... - Similar

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Officials ID 2 Iowa teens in ATV crash

May 20, 2010 ... Officials ID 2 Iowa teens in ATV crash ... The Boone County sheriff's office say 17-year-old Adam Brekke, of rural Boone, was killed on ... - Similar

•·                            ATV Lands On Teen Driver During Crash - Des Moines News Story ...

May 18, 2010 ... BOONE, Iowa -- A teenager dies and another is injured in an ... Deputies say the crash happened when the boys riding the ATV went over a ... - Similar

•·                            Teen killed, another injured in ATV accident near Ames

May 19, 2010 ... AMES, Iowa (AP) - Boone County authorities say one teenager has died and another ... Teen killed, another injured in ATV accident near Ames ... - Similar

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... May 18, 2010, due to injuries in an ATV accident, west of Boone. ... funeral business that has been serving the Boone, Iowa area for over 24 years. ... - Similar

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May 20, 2010 ... Teen dies in ATV crash - KWWL IowaTeen dies in ATV crash BOONE (KWWL) -- A central Iowa teen has died in an ATV crash near Boone. ... - Similar

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May 20, 2010 ... Officials ID 2 Iowa Teens In ATV Crash. BOONE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have released the names of two teens involved in a deadly all-terrain ... - Similar

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May 19, 2010 ... by Radio Iowa Contributor on May 19, 2010 The Boone County Sheriff's Department has identified the victim of an ATV accident Tuesday as ... - Similar

Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
The most dangerous part of an atv is the nut that connects the handlebars to the seat. Ride safe!
by Nick June 30, 2010 at 05:16 AM
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