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Weekend ATV accidents claim the lives of 2 young women

Last weekend was a deadly one for two young women who lost their lives in separate all-terrain vehicle accidents. One of the accidents, involving a teenage girl, occurred in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The other accident involved a woman who had just celebrated her 21st birthday and occurred about 200 miles west in the community of Hope Mills, North Carolina. Both of the accidents happened on Sunday night.Washington County, Tenn. deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to reports of an ATV crash just west of Johnson City around 6:30. They found 15-year old Solana Lyle unconscious at the scene. She had been ... Read More

ATV crash kills one Georgia teen, seriously injures another

A Georgia teenager died and another one was seriously injured Saturday night in an all-terrain vehicle crash. The accident occurred in the southern part of rural Chattooga County, situated just south of Chattanooga, Tenn. and east of Ft. Payne, Ala. Reports say that 15-year-old Danny Tyler Corn was the driver of the Honda TRX300 ATV. 14-year-old Tyler Noles was a passenger. Corn was driving the ATV west along Holland Chattoogaville Road and had crossed Georgia Highway 114 onto Johnson Cemetery Road, where he lost control of the vehicle. According to the Rome, Georgia, State Patrol, the ATV sideswiped a parked ... Read More

3-year-old Alabama girl dies when ATV strikes a wire

Another child has been killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in Alabama. According to Mobile and Pensacola area press reports, 3-year old girl London Johnson was riding on an ATV with her grandfather, Arthur Lee Rivers, 43, and Isces Johnson, 5 years old, Monday evening when the accident occurred. Reports say that Rivers was driving on a path near South Chestnut Street and East Franklin Avenue in the Beulah community southeast of downtown Foley when he struck a wire that had been strung across the path. London sustained serious neck injuries when she hit the wire and was pronounced dead ... Read More

Are you safe in a minicar?

The words “fuel economy” pack more appeal for American car buyers than any other time in automotive history. Motivated by financial strains to cut costs and inspired by the Green Revolution to reduce fuel consumption, millions of Americans are turning to smaller and smaller car models. But are mini and micro size cars, which are so common on European streets, safe for people to use on American roads and interstates? The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently completed testing the smallest cars on the American market. Every year, the non-profit IIHS crash tests and thoroughly evaluates a number of ... Read More

ATV rollover kills six-year-old Indiana girl

Another child was killed in an all-terrain vehicle rollover last weekend, this time a 6-year-old girl from Brownstown, a community in south central Indiana. According to the Tribune, a newspaper serving Jackson County, Indiana, the girl was a passenger on the back of a Honda 400 ATV that was driving up a hill behind her home. Indiana Conservation officer Nathan Berry, who is investigating the accident, said that the girl was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred. “They were climbing a hill, fairly steep, and lost traction,” Berry told the Tribune. “As the vehicle began to roll backward, the ... Read More

IIHS puts first 12 vehicles through new roof crush rating system

In February, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raised the bar on the auto industry, announcing that it would require automobiles to withstand 4 times their own weight in a static roof crush test to qualify as contenders for the institute’s highest vehicle safety ranking. The test, also known as strength-to-weight ratio, has made the IIHS “Top Safety Pick” rating a little harder to earn. But that is good news for the consumer, as the auto industry covets good IIHS grades. Car manufacturers generally will work harder and make the improvements they need to make in order to earn higher ... Read More