Illinois ATV Accident Results In One Fatality And One Injured

Riding ATVs, often referred to as “three-wheelers” and “four-wheelers,” often entail many types of risks, especially since the terrain these vehicles are ridden on is often rough and unpredictable in nature.  Many Illinois ATV accidents have occurred, and some have resulted in fatalities.

On this site, ATV accidents – including those that have been fatal – are found under the under the “ATV Accidents” category.  Many of these accidents involve children and teenagers.  The potential hazards of teenagers riding ATVs is discussed in the July 14, 2014 post titled “ATV Safety Issues For Teenage Riders.”

A fatal ATV accident occurred in Carlinville, Illinois (in Macoupin County) on Wednesday, June 31, 2017.

The accident is discussed in the June 1, 2017 article (with video) titled “Teen killed, sister seriously injured in ATV crash.”

An excerpt from the article:

A 15-year-old boy was killed and his 12-year-old sister injured when the all terrain vehicle they were riding crashed, the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department said.

Investigators with the Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an ATV accident Wednesday night around 6:30 p.m. on Kelly Road in Shipman, Illinois. First responders found Adam Heyen and his sister ejected from the ATV. Investigators said it appears Heyen lost control of the ATV and crashed.

Adam Heyen was killed in the accident. His sister was flown to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of her accident injuries.

Additional details can be seen in the sources mentioned above.


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