On June 30, Alaska State Troopers and North Tongass Fire Department responded to an ATV rollover crash near Whipple Creek in Ketchikan. Alaska State Troopers’ investigation revealed the driver of the ATV had driven off the trail causing the ATV to roll over on its side and came to rest on a passenger. North Tongass Fire Department was able to extract the passenger from underneath the ATV and transported her to Ketchikan Medical Center for treatment
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Dispatch.
ATV Safety Tips
Always wear safety gear. Helmets, gloves, boots, googles – the works. There are no seatbelts on an ATV and flipping over is a lot easier than you might think. Be prepared and go home intact.
ATV’s are at greater risk for accidents. They are much smaller and far less protected from collisions as well as obstructions. If you have been in an ATV accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and emotional distress. Contact the personal injury attorney’s at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today.