Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. A recreational vehicle accident involving a mini four wheeler ATV sent a man and a woman to hospital early this morning at approximately 4:40 a.m. on a gravel trail located off Anderson Road and just south of Renaud Road. The driver was a 26-year-old male driver and his passenger was 29. Both ATV riders were thrown off the ATV after the ATV crashed into an aluminum gate on the park trail. The female passenger was not wearing a helmet and was found unconscious when paramedics arrived. She suffered serious head injuries and injuries to her torso and limbs. Ottawa paramedics rushed her to the Ottawa Hospital Trauma Centre in critical condition. The driver had a helmet on and suffered personal injuries and is stable condition. I hope both people are able to recover from this terrible ATV accident . Sadly, the number of people in Ontario seriously hurt due to an ATV accident continues to rise. Here are some statistics on ATV accidents
- 3,386 ATV accidents that required hospitalization in Canada in 2009, compared with 3,193 in 2008 and 2,577 in 2001.
- 311 ATV accidents resulting in personal injuries in Canada in 2009 involving kids 10-14 years old.
- 477 ATV accidents resulting in personal injuries in Canada in 2009 involving kids 15-19 years old.
- 472 ATV accidents resulting in personal injuries involving persons 20-24 years old.
Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information
Ottawa ATV accidents and personal injuries
Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers know the legal issues surrounding ATV accidents in Ontario. Every spring and summer we help people who have been seriously injured in an ATV accident or people who have lost a loved on in an accident in Ontario. An ATV is considered to be a motor vehicle and therefore people who are injured are entilted to insurance compensation whether they are at fault or not. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your accident and make sure you access the accident benefits and compensation you need and are entitled to. Our Ottawa lawyers are experienced in ATV accidents and will provide experienced legal advice . Simply email at firstname.lastname@example.org or our website www.ottawainjury.ca