Teen dead in ATV crash

A teenager was killed in an ATV crash.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched at 12:32 a.m. Sunday to the 1300 block of Harry Cherry Road regarding the crash:

Deputies determined the vehicle was traveling north on Harry Cherry Road when it went into a ditch line and came back onto the road, where it overturned multiple times.

The 16-year-old operating the ATV was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers were reported to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Source – https://www.bgdailynews.com/news/teen-dead-in-atv-crash/article_caf50897-a959-53df-8dc9-b9b102d689f9.html


Vehicle strikes tractor, throwing teen onto ground in Dubuque County

WORTHINGTON, Iowa — Authorities said a teenager was injured when he was thrown off a tractor when it was struck by a vehicle Wednesday in Dubuque County.

Cael J. Wolfe, 15, of Worthington, was taken by private vehicle to UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital for treatment, according to the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Department.

The crash occurred at about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday on Iowa 136 in the Worthington area. Authorities said Wolfe was driving his father’s tractor to school when he turned into the northbound lane of Iowa 136. A vehicle driven by Leonard J. Ambrosy, 68, of Bernard, struck the tractor from behind, throwing Wolfe onto the ground. Wolfe reported suffering from wrist pain.
Ambrosy was cited with failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
Source – https://www.telegraphherald.com/news/tri-state/article_5f79e9e7-9c2f-5421-b2ae-03aabcab3a98.html

5-year-old dies in skid steer accident

TOWN OF TURIN — A 5-year-old boy was killed in Lewis County Sunday morning after being hit by a skid steer on East Road, according to law enforcement officials.

Sheriff’s deputies said the operator of the skid steer was unloading bales of hay on East Road at about 9:18 p.m. when the 5-year-old boy approached the machine from behind. Deputies said the driver did not see the boy and the child was hit by a rear tire.

The operator immediately got out and called 9-1-1, rendering medical aid to the child. Deputies said the victim was rushed to the county hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The identities of the child and the driver have not yet been released, pending notification of next of kin. Deputies said the investigation remains ongoing.

Source – https://www.romesentinel.com/stories/5-year-old-dies-in-skid-steer-accident,121750

14-year-old Immokalee boy killed in ATV accident

HENDRY COUNTY — A 14-year-old Immokalee boy was killed and a 13-year-old Immokalee boy injured in an all terrain vehicle accident on Sept. 19, just after 10 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol Report. Two other passengers were not injured.

The FHP report lists the driver as a 13-year-old Immokalee boy. Passengers were a 14-year-old Immokalee boy, a 16-year-old Immokalee boy and a 15-year-old Immokalee boy.

According to the FHP report, The ATV was traveling east on Neely Davis Road when the driver failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. The ATV overturned and came to rest on Neely Davis Road. The 14-year-old passenger was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 13-year-old driver was transported to Lehigh Regional Medical Center. The other two passengers were not injured.

The investigation is ongoing.

Source – https://www.southcentralfloridalife.com/labelle/stories/14-year-old-immokalee-boy-killed-in-atv-accident,23465


Family of injured Robinson boy sues farm implement company

The family of a 4-year-old Robinson boy who lost both hands in a farm implement accident last year is suing the Bryan farm equipment company that retrofitted the machinery.

The accident occurred Nov. 13, 2020, on the boy’s family ranch in Milam County, and doctors were unable to reattach his hands.

Julie and Clay Ellison, the parents of the boy, are seeking more than $1 million in the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Waco’s 74th State District Court against Weldon Richard Lloyd, Weldon Richard Lloyd Jr. and John R. Riley, owners of Texas High Roller in Bryan.

Weldon Lloyd Jr. declined comment on the lawsuit Wednesday.

The Ellisons already have settled a separate lawsuit in an agreed judgment with their insurance carrier for $9 million, according to documents filed in the case.

Waco attorney Scott James, who represents the Ellisons, said his law firm, Johnson Hobbs Squires, is honored to represent the boy and his family.

“We are so pleased to have recovered $9,000,000 from Texas Farm Bureau Insurance,” James said in a statement. “The monies received on behalf of the child will provide him and his family access to all the medical treatment he may need for the rest of his life. Even though the injuries that the child sustained are horrible and life-altering, I am pleased that our firm was able to help make a tragic situation somewhat better for the boy and his family.”

The lawsuit describes Texas High Roller as a company that specializes in the fabrication, maintenance and alteration of commercial farm equipment, trucks and similar vehicles.

The business altered a 2011 Ford F550 truck belonging to the Ellisons and attached a livestock mixer/feeder on the back in October 2020.

“More specifically, Texas High Roller added a large crank chain to the lower rear portion of the GEHL mixer/feeder,” according to the lawsuit. “The crank was located within a few inches of the rear bumper of the truck and was intended, when in use, to spin rapidly in connection with the mixer. Upon adding the large crank chain to the lower rear portion of the GEHL mixer/feeder, Texas High Roller failed to attach any guard or protective device to prevent injuries related to the same.”

The boy’s hands got stuck in the chain and both hands were severed, causing “severe, debilitating and permanent injuries,” the suit states.

The family was forced to file suit, according to the petition, “because Defendants have refused to take any responsibility for this incident.”

The suit claims negligence on the part of the company for its alleged failure to ensure their alterations are safe, because the alterations “needlessly endangered” others and because it “had no prior training or experience materially altering” the devices.

Source – https://wacotrib.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/family-of-injured-robinson-boy-sues-farm-implement-company/article_da5f9bb6-1642-11ec-90e9-d7a55bb3649a.html

Teen dies in ATV crash in Morgan County

An 18-year-old girl died tragically last week following a bizarre four-wheeler incident at Buckhead’s Callidora Ranch.

According to Morgan County Fire and Rescue Chief Jeff Stone, the teen was pronounced dead at Athens Piedmont Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 8, one day after the four wheeler she was driving at the ranch with a passenger veered off a trail and struck a tree.

Stone said Emily Fowler, Conyers, and the female passenger were both ejected from the vehicle after it struck the tree. The passenger suffered scratches and bruises in the incident but was not transported by National EMS for treatment of her injuries.

Stone said on Tuesday evening, Fowler became more responsive at Athens Piedmont but on Wednesday was rushed into emergency surgery for a brain issue and succumbed to the injuries. No charges were filed in the incident.

Source – https://www.morgancountycitizen.com/news/police_and_fire/teen-dies-in-atv-crash-in-morgan-county/article_fe9ce25a-14cf-11ec-bf2f-470d85bc601b.html