Child Dies In ATV Crash

Child Dies In ATV Crash

There are 12 comments on the WUSA Washington, DC story from Jul 9, 2007, titled Child Dies In ATV Crash. In it, WUSA Washington, DC reports that:

The Frederick County Sheriff's office is investigating the death of a 10-year-old Mount Airy boy who was killed while riding an all terrain vehicle.

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Sadsack

Hyattsville, MD

#1 Jul 9, 2007
When are parents going to learn that children and ATVs do not mix. How many children have to die, before they get the message.

ATVs are great for reaching remote hunting/fishing spots, chores around the farm or estate, but they are not toys, and parents keep treating them as such.

Mores the pity, another parent learns the lesson too late.
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#2 Jul 9, 2007
Sadsack, I have to agree with you. I also have to wonder if, at the very least, this poor kid was wearing a helmet, padding, etc? ATV's are fairly powerful vehicles and a 10 year old child simply doesn't have the judgement to operate on, esp. if he/she isn't being supervised at the time they're riding the ATV. My prayers are with the young victim.
Mary

Hagerstown, MD

#3 Jul 9, 2007
I'm with you both. They don't have the physical power or the maturity to handle this kind of equipment. Sure, it's a lot of fun, but at what expense. My prayers go out to this boys family and friends. Hopefully they'll pass a learning lesson along to others from a personal experience point of view. God, bless their little boy.
newswatcher

Decatur, GA

#4 Jul 9, 2007
Total agreement!!
Sadsack wrote:
When are parents going to learn that children and ATVs do not mix. How many children have to die, before they get the message.
ATVs are great for reaching remote hunting/fishing spots, chores around the farm or estate, but they are not toys, and parents keep treating them as such.
Mores the pity, another parent learns the lesson too late.
Kyler

Monrovia, MD

#5 Jul 10, 2007
I totally disagree.. first of all Dominick was 8 and wearing a helmet.. and he was not driving it.. an adult relative was... Dominick was slipping off the back and as the adult went to help him back on he lost control and hit a tree. It was an accident.
MrsC

Washington, DC

#6 Jul 11, 2007
I think ATV are ok if there on trails and controlled correctly but off trails there are many unknown objects hidding.
My huband and I both have one and we allow are kids on it and the youngest is 12 she go's very slow on a small trail.It was the oldest boy 22 that when fast turning it then lost controll of it and flepped it.It scared hem and He lost his right to be on it sence then.(All wear halmets)
So I dont see any wrong .

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Since: Jul 07

Ft. Wash, MD

#7 Jul 11, 2007
Are there even supposed to be two people riding an ATV at the same time?? This is very unfortunate. The parent made a quick decision to help the child back on the moving device instead of bringing it to a stop. It was an accident but I just don't think safety was a top priority in this case.
Dominicks Mother

Frederick, MD

#8 Jul 19, 2007
I'm damn mad. My son lost his life at the carelessness of his father. Yes accidents happen, but I myself have been licensed to operate a Motorcycle for the past 4 years but I have NOT put my son on the back. You better make damn sure you have your head about you before taking someone lives into your hands!!! His father I believe was careless. ATV's can be fun it's not the ATV that killed my son it was operator error/carelessness!!!!!
Dominicks Mother

Frederick, MD

#9 Jul 19, 2007
Sadsack wrote:
When are parents going to learn that children and ATVs do not mix. How many children have to die, before they get the message.
ATVs are great for reaching remote hunting/fishing spots, chores around the farm or estate, but they are not toys, and parents keep treating them as such.
Mores the pity, another parent learns the lesson too late.
I'm damn mad. My son lost his life at the carelessness of his father. Yes accidents happen, but I myself have been licensed to operate a Motorcycle for the past 4 years but I have NOT put my son on the back. You better make damn sure you have your head about you before taking someone lives into your hands!!! His father I believe was careless. ATV's can be fun it's not the ATV that killed my son it was operator error/carelessness!!!!!
Dominicks Mother

Frederick, MD

#10 Jul 19, 2007
Pachacutec wrote:
Sadsack, I have to agree with you. I also have to wonder if, at the very least, this poor kid was wearing a helmet, padding, etc? ATV's are fairly powerful vehicles and a 10 year old child simply doesn't have the judgement to operate on, esp. if he/she isn't being supervised at the time they're riding the ATV. My prayers are with the young victim.
I'm damn mad. My son lost his life at the carelessness of his father. Yes accidents happen, but I myself have been licensed to operate a Motorcycle for the past 4 years but I have NOT put my son on the back. You better make damn sure you have your head about you before taking someone lives into your hands!!! His father I believe was careless. ATV's can be fun it's not the ATV that killed my son it was operator error/carelessness!!!!!
KGVA

Spotsylvania, VA

#11 Jul 20, 2007
Kyler wrote:
I totally disagree.. first of all Dominick was 8 and wearing a helmet.. and he was not driving it.. an adult relative was... Dominick was slipping off the back and as the adult went to help him back on he lost control and hit a tree. It was an accident.
what was he doing not stopping the ATV to help the kid back on? Why did the adult keep driving? doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. people seem to not have any sense when it comes to machines like that.
notafknyuppy

Hiram, GA

#12 Aug 15, 2007
you people need to get a life

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