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    Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    According to reports around 11:22 a.m. on September 11, officers from the Ward Police Department responded to a call regarding a four wheeler accident involving three juveniles under the age of 15 in the area of Wilson Loop and Moon Road.

    Police say two of the juveniles were air lifted to a local hospital and are listed in critical condition. The condition of the third juvenile is unknown. No names are being released due to the age of the victims.
    Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident - FOX16.com Little Rock, AR

    I'm sickened and heartbroken. These poor children are friends of my children at school.

    I posted about this in Off-Topic soon after it happened. I'm so disgusted - I'm outraged that these parents continued (for years) to let their children ride around on these things with no care or concern. . .police were often called to respond to complaints. They've had minor accidents numerous times - parents never EVER cared. Never EVER stopped this.

    And their children have likely paid the ULTIMATE price for their stupidity. This should NEVER have happened and I'm still baffled as to why they were permitted to keep these ATVs knowing that their underage children were always riding them. It's rumored that their youngest child who was ON one was 4 - and was killed in this accident. God, I'm praying that's not true.
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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    I hope that all three children will not be permanently injured and will be raised with more concern and care from here on out !
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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    It's the parents choice. Many kids ride these things without problems, **** happens in life, and you cannot protect your children from every horror, evil and danger.

    When I attended CH Yoe High School a cheerleader, nice gal I just remember her first name, Keri, died driving her dad's dump truck. She flipped it and got ejected on their land and was squished by the truck.

    She was 15, and was going out to feed the horses.
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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It's the parents choice. Many kids ride these things without problems, **** happens in life, and you cannot protect your children from every horror, evil and danger.

    When I attended CH Yoe High School a cheerleader, nice gal I just remember her first name, Keri, died driving her dad's dump truck. She flipped it and got ejected on their land and was squished by the truck.

    She was 15, and was going out to feed the horses.
    Yes, true, ATV's have a purpose and even when used as such they're still dangerous. That purpose, though, is not joy-riding around on the roads with little children operating and riding like they're bicycles.
    It is illegal, here, for underage children to operate these things. They are also not street legal which is where this horrible accident occurred.

    And I'm sorry - but I'm extremely emotional over this. Our familiarity and friendship with these children makes this very difficult. Especially when we've always said 'that's an accident waiting to happen' - over the summer the oldest crashed his atv in our yard and was fine. I guess they always thought they'd be ok - impervious to the laws of nature and physics.
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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    I'm so sorry this happened to your children's friends. So very sad. If there was a child as young as four involved, and there was no parental supervision (no child under the age of 14 should be allowed to ride ATV's without parental supervision), hopefully the authorities will see that such neglect never happens in the future.

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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    Don’t get me started on 4 wheelers, TO LATE! I freakin hate those things! I used to live at the end of a county road that was a gated Forest service road at my property line. It was great; we basically lived at a trail head. People came to the snow plow turnaround and parked to go hiking, horseback riding mt biking etc. Then 4 wheelers were invented and everything changed. Vrooom vroom vroom all day long as these damn thing roared by my once peaceful house. The old logging road above me turned from a nice quiet trail into a motocross track. Litter was everywhere, beer cans, candy wrappers, cigg packs etc. Those things allowed lazy fat asses that never would of left their couch to go out into the woods, oh and not to mention poaching. They shot deer and grouse off these things like crazy. Recently I got fed up and moved but one day I looked at the local paper online and saw that one of my old new neighbors got killed on his 4 wheeler up that road. He tried to winch himself across a sloped snowed in section and it rolled over on him, I laughed. Sorry but this is how I feel, I am done with this rant now and feel better, LOL

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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    I'm so sorry this happened to your children's friends. So very sad. If there was a child as young as four involved, and there was no parental supervision (no child under the age of 14 should be allowed to ride ATV's without parental supervision), hopefully the authorities will see that such neglect never happens in the future.
    Unfortunately they just can't bring their selves to care enough in this state. They ended helmet laws years ago - yet want to pass laws that ban headphone use for people out on a morning jog because of potential accidents. Nevermind ATV use - some people will never care enough to heed laws and take caution.

    Whatever happened to bike and skateboards. yeah, sure, anytime you let your kids play around on anything that moves there's the potential for injury but usually not sending all to their graves like this.

    The kids, this morning, are in ICU - one is likely deceased. They should be at home grumpy about going to school, eating poptarts for breakfast and watching spongebob on tv.
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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    Well thank heavens - some good news: none of the children have died. Two are in intensive care. One is stable.
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    Re: Two hospitalized after four wheeler accident

    I can only say that its is sad what happened to your childrens friends.

    I personally put the blame on the parents. Not that their is a lack of laws. If the parents do not educate and enforce safety and proper use of anything, bad things can happen. A law in itself would not stop the accident, if the parents don't enforce proper use of atv's.

    I am in the older crowed in DP. When I was growing up I had a minibike (small briggs/stratten engine on a homemade frame. My parents where very strict where I could ride it, what I had to wear and what I was to do when riding. I then eventually got a dirt bike. Same thing. When I became 16 and could get a license I worked and saved to get a street motercycle. My parents made sure I also purchased helmit, and other safety gear. I rode till a few years ago. Never had a bad accident.

    Parents need to be responsible and teach/educate their kids on being responsible and playing safely. will that stop all accidents. Of course not, but it might just reduce the impact.
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