Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

ATV's - All Terrain Vehicles such as 3 and 4 wheelers...
I never thought much about them until about two weeks ago.

1.  Number of ATV accidents requiring emergency room treatment in 2009 (the most recent date for which statistics are available) - 131,900.
2.  Number of deaths in ATV accidents in 2009 - 376 (down from 616 in 2008).
3.  Reported deaths of children under age 16 in 2009 - 61.
4.  44 states in the US have passed various ATV safety laws.
5.  In Texas, ATVs operated on public lands must be registered.  All ATVs must have a title.
6.  ATVs are not allowed on public streets in Texas.
7.  In Texas, ATVs may not be operated by anyone under age 14 unless accompanied by an adult.
8.  The majority of ATVs are designed to carry one person.
9.  Helmets reduce the possibility of injury by 42%, according to this website.
10. On April 30, my daughter's best friend, age 14, was involved in an ATV accident (my daughter was not there when it happened).
11.  She was wearing a helmet.  She did not suffer a brain injury or any broken bones.
12.  Injuries were caused due to rollover and being without oxygen for too long.
13.  Jenny passed away on May 7.  She will be laid to rest today, May 12.  My heart is breaking.
Rest in peace, Jenny Michelle.
We love you, and we will miss you.  We already do.


  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and her family as well. ((HUGS))

  2. OMG, how awful!! Your poor dd. I've been ATV riding, but only once. It was fun.

  3. (((HUGS)))

    So sorry for your loss.

  4. this is so so so so so sad. i lost my bestie when i was in HS she also had an accident. she was on a dirt bike and got hit by an ATV in the sand dunes. so sad.

  5. I cried again reading this. I have thought of you often this week. I'm here when ever you need to chat.

  6. One of my good friends was in an ATV accident in high school. She ran into a barb wire fence. She still has the scar that goes all the way across her neck...It really was a miracle that she is completely fine.

    I just said a quick prayer for you and your daughter and Jenny's family.

  7. So sad. My heart breaks for your daughter. Great statistic info, maybe this will help just one person?


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