ATV Accident in Mount Pleasant
A popular activity for Wisconsinites is riding all-terrain vehicles or ATVs. ATVs typcially have four wheels and have the ability to travel on a wide array of terrain. Most ATVs can seat one or two people. Wisconsin offers a wide variety of trails for those using ATVs. Because ATVs can be dangerous, it is important that drivers take precautions to help keep themselves and others safe while they were in use. Unfortunately, sometimes ATV accidents happen, and they can cause serious injuries and even death.
Recently, an ATV accident occurred in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The accident occurred after the driver of the ATV ignored a road sign that informed him that the road was closed ahead. The driver proceeded on the route and ended up driving into a rocky ravine where there is no roadway. The driver then struck the bank of the ravine. The impact of the crash caused the driver and the passenger on the ATV to be ejected. The Mount Pleasant Police Department and the South Shore Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident. Tragically, the driver of the ATV died at the scene of the accident. The passenger had non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the local hospital.
Law enforcement officials performed an investigation into the accident. The results of the investigation showed that alcohol was likely a factor in the accident. Officials also believe that speed was a contributing factor to the crash. They believe that the accident may have been avoided if the road signs had been adhered to.
Whether you are driving a car, SUV or ATV, it is important that you do so in a safe manner. Alcohol and driving should never be mixed. It is also important that attention is paid to the roadways and signs. Drivers should also travel at safe speeds.