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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

MORE ATV STORIES AND ONE IS PERSONAL

I didn't print all of the stories or all of the links that I received by email this a.m.

I'm still kind of "reeling" from OUR short night. It is pretty bad when you are almost RUN OVER by an ATV on your OWN PROPERTY AFTER MIDNIGHT (or any time of the day or night for that matter!!)! I'll write our story later; right now I'm still upset. Dan was very fortunate. He's taking it better than I am! And by the way, the persons (two on the ATV) who almost ran Dan over were NOT camping with us. They were trespassing! Dan was out trying to stop them. I hope our camping guests understand that it was NOT OUR FAULT!


E. Rapids teen dies after ATV crash
Midday update
By Jen Marckini Lansing State Journal

NEWBERRY - A 14-year-old Eaton Rapids boy died Saturday evening after the all-terrain vehicle he was riding struck a tree in the Upper Peninsula.

Dustin Nicholas Howe was on vacation with his family for the Memorial Day weekend near Newberry, according to Max Skinner of Skinner Funeral Home, which is handling services for the teen.

About 8 p.m. Saturday, the Eaton Rapids Public Schools eighth-grader was taken to Helen Newberry Joy Hospital after striking a tree while riding an ATV, medical examiner James Terrian said. Dustin died about an hour later of massive head and neck injuries.


The medical examiner did not know whether the teen was wearing a safety helmet.

Michigan State Police, who are investigating the accident, did not return phone calls for comment Sunday night.

Services for Dustin will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids.

Two killed, three hurt in separate ATV crashes
Associated Press

Two people were killed and three children were injured in Eastern Kentucky over the weekend in two separate all-terrain vehicle crashes.

On Saturday night, Tina Potter, 28, was killed and her three children were hurt when their ATV went over an embankment in Perry County, officials said.

Potter was riding with the children, ages 4, 5 and 9, about 6:20 p.m.
While attempting to turn around, Potter accelerated in reverse, sending the vehicle over the embankment, Perry County Sheriff Pat Wooton said in a statement.

The ATV landed in a creek. Potter and her children were taken to Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center.

Two of the children were wearing helmets and were treated for minor injuries, the sheriff's office said.

Potter and a third child were not wearing helmets and suffered head injuries, the sheriff's office said. Potter was pronounced dead at the hospital. The condition of the third child was not known yesterday.

In the second accident Saturday night, 62-year-old Clarence Bowling was traveling west on Ky. 2024 in Owsley County when he lost control of his ATV.

The ATV ran off the side of the road just after 8 p.m. and struck a telephone pole support wire and then a tree, state police said.

Bowling, of Booneville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cobourg man dies in ATV accident
May 29, 2006

NORTHUMBERLAND - A Cobourg man was killed in a single vehicle all-terrain vehicle collision this past weekend.

On Friday, May 26, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police Central Hastings detachment responded to a call about a single vehicle ATV collision in dense bush north of Marmora, near Davidson Road.

Police report that at approximately 6:30 p.m. the driver was ejected from the ATV after it hit a tree on a steep embankment. The driver was subsequently struck by his ATV in the accident and killed. The driver was not wearing a helmet, report police.

Police have identified the deceased man as Richard Clapperton, 57, of Cobourg.

http://www.wvnstv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=11227

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