Frankfort Teen Severely Hurt in ATV-Truck Crash

Jul 13, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Patch.com

A 13-year-old Frankfort girl suffered a collapse lung after the ATV she was driving hit a truck Thursday afternoon at 88th Avenue and Monee-Manhattan Road, south of the village, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office .

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sad

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This is a tragic accident. Unfortunately, those girls were reckless on that ATV. I see them driving it all the time and they drive like maniacs. I am praying for them, although the real victim here is poor man that collided with them. He wasn't reckless or breaking the law, and he will have to live with this forever. Sad for everyone.
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That must have been a nasty sight. 55 mph road. T-boning a pick-up. Law says you are suppose to be 16 to drive a ATV but a 13 year old was. When are parents going to start taking responsibility? Wishing all a speedy and full recovery.

I too feel for the truck driver. Probably a parent himself.
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Thats why accidents are called accidents. Unless you witnessed the accident firsthand, you have no idea what happened or if the girls were reckless at all. I will only agree with you on the fact that a tragedy has happened here. I pray all these girls recover from their injuries. I suggest instead of spreading speculation on their "wrecklessness", you realize these young ladies have families too!
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Clearly someone was at fault. If they were at that intersection, the ATV had a stop sign. It is also reckless for a 13 year old to be driving an ATV and reckless for three of them to be riding on it.

If they did not have on helmets it would have been a fatal accident. Hope they are recovering.
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Thats why accidents are called accidents. Unless you witnessed the accident firsthand, you have no idea what happened or if the girls were reckless at all. I will only agree with you on the fact that a tragedy has happened here. I pray all these girls recover from their injuries. I suggest instead of spreading speculation on their "wrecklessness", you realize these young ladies have families too!
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Wake up, mom. It was illegal for that girl to operate an ATV, illegal to have it on the street, and reckless to have three people on a machine that can "safely" accommodate one person. And, M-M has the right of way over 88th ave. If you dont like the word reckless (or "wreckless" as you call it) how about dangerous? Stupid? Negligent?

Those girls live in my neighborhood and they fly around on that ATV like lunatics. They have no discipline or responsibility (they are suspected of numerous other forms of mischief, such as vandalism, etc.).

Yes, they have families ... Too bad their parents are so irresponsible. Time to lawyer up!
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ATVs are a real menace around here. I hope those girls are ok, and I hope the man from Manhattan doesn't have nightmares for the rest of his life. Where was the parental supervision?
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Seems like the irresponsible parents are more of a menace.
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ATVs are a real menace around here. I hope those girls are ok, and I hope the man from Manhattan doesn't have nightmares for the rest of his life. Where was the parental supervision?
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Reguardless of who was at fault, kids, mothers, fathers ect!! These r 3 of our children, please pray 4 them!! Noone is perfect we all make mistakes!!!!
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Is the ATV ok and if so how much?? I love ding and dent sales!
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Clearly someone was at fault. If they were at that intersection, the ATV had a stop sign. It is also reckless for a 13 year old to be driving an ATV and reckless for three of them to be riding on it.
If they did not have on helmets it would have been a fatal accident. Hope they are recovering.
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It's ILLEGAL in the State of Illinois for ATV's to be on roadways. The ATV drivers are clearly at fault.
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All these kids need to learn to be safety on these ATVs. I almost hit one in my car because he flew over a hill and slid into the the road. I hope they're alright, but hopefully this opens parents eyes.
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Its not a accident when a kid is disobeying the law and acting like a fool.
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Thats why accidents are called accidents. Unless you witnessed the accident firsthand, you have no idea what happened or if the girls were reckless at all. I will only agree with you on the fact that a tragedy has happened here. I pray all these girls recover from their injuries. I suggest instead of spreading speculation on their "wrecklessness", you realize these young ladies have families too!
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sad wrote:
This is a tragic accident. Unfortunately, those girls were reckless on that ATV. I see them driving it all the time and they drive like maniacs. I am praying for them, although the real victim here is poor man that collided with them. He wasn't reckless or breaking the law, and he will have to live with this forever. Sad for everyone.
If it was indeed the 13 year old driving then it is not who you think it is. The girls you see driving recklessly are 15. She was a passenger. However, this will be a wakeup call to them and to anyone else driving fast moving motorcycles, ATVs, and even the golf carts I see. Please slow down in the neighborhood before it is a small child that is killed.
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Is the ATV ok and if so how much?? I love ding and dent sales!
You're a complete a**hole if all you care about is the damn ATV.
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Hows the 16yr old doing? Does anyone know if she's recovering okay?
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I am a friend of the family of the 16yr old (whom was indeed wearing a helmet) how dare any of you sit there and say they are wreckless. These poor girls are hurt and pretty much scared for life. It's pretty pathetic when some one is in a time of need for prayers all you people can do is sit here and nit pick on the poor girls and their families. Accidents are called accidents for a reason no one does it on purpose, so unless any of you were there when the accident happend and know exactly what was going on please keep ignorant comments to yourself. Praying for you girls.
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friend of the family wrote:
I am a friend of the family of the 16yr old (whom was indeed wearing a helmet) how dare any of you sit there and say they are wreckless. These poor girls are hurt and pretty much scared for life. It's pretty pathetic when some one is in a time of need for prayers all you people can do is sit here and nit pick on the poor girls and their families. Accidents are called accidents for a reason no one does it on purpose, so unless any of you were there when the accident happend and know exactly what was going on please keep ignorant comments to yourself. Praying for you girls.
again how much for the atv? My 10 year old needs one. Does it come with a helmet?
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Share with us how they were NOT reckless. I do feel bad for the girls and hope they recover. People are just saying they had no business

1) driving on roads
2) a 13 year old driving
3) three of them on the ATV

This could have been avoided. Where were their parents??? I'll be waiting for your answer.
friend of the family wrote:
I am a friend of the family of the 16yr old (whom was indeed wearing a helmet) how dare any of you sit there and say they are wreckless. These poor girls are hurt and pretty much scared for life. It's pretty pathetic when some one is in a time of need for prayers all you people can do is sit here and nit pick on the poor girls and their families. Accidents are called accidents for a reason no one does it on purpose, so unless any of you were there when the accident happend and know exactly what was going on please keep ignorant comments to yourself. Praying for you girls.
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I do agree that the 3 of them should not of been riding at the same time nor have they should be in the road. However I am guessing you are a parent? If so do you know everything your child is doing every second of the day? I bet you think you do but you really don't!! Kids are going to be kids regardless of what happens, as children you hear of all the horrible things that happen but you never would think it would happen to you or some one you know. The point I am trying to get across is how dare any of you sit there and speak badly of the poor girls, yes the situation could have been avoided but it wasn't. SIMPLE AS THAT!! This is a time where all the families are asking for is prayers but instead you have nothing to do except sit there and judge and be ignorant. What if it was your child or one of you family members? The tables would be turned then now wouldn't they??? All of you ignorant people are acting like you are in highschool, I am 22 and I have more sense then any of you! GROW UP :)
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say it aint so wrote:
<quoted text>again how much for the atv? My 10 year old needs one. Does it come with a helmet?
You are a very ignorant person. I feel sorry for your children, seeing as they have you as a parent!!! Think about it if this was your 10yr old I'm sure you would go through h*ll and back to make sure they are ok and not let one single ignorant person speak poorly of them. So just think about it what if this was your child? Would you still be asking about the atv?

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