9. ATV crash sends four kids to hospital
Winnipeg Free Press
RCMP officer says lack of helmets 'a big factor in their injuries'
At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Steinbach RCMP were called to the scene of the crash on Two Rivers Road, where a one-seat ATV loaded with children had careened off the dirt-and-gravel path. Injured in the accident were the 13-year-old driver and his passengers, a 10-year-old girl, a two-year-old boy and a one-year-old infant. None of the children was wearing a helmet.
A dangerous historyHospitalizations related to ATV accidents in Canada rose 25 per cent to 4,104 in 2004-2005 from 3,296 in 1996-1997.
Snowmobile-related hospitalizations decreased by almost 20 per cent.
Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information In Manitoba, there have been several deadly ATV crashes over the last two years.
A 26-year-old man died and two people were taken to hospital in serious condition following a collision of two allterrain vehicles near Grunthal. The fourwheeler driven by a 26-year-old wearing a helmet rear-ended a second, stationary four-wheeler being ridden by a 30-yearold couple, neither of whom was wearing a helmet.
An 80-year-old Manitou-area farmer was found dead after being pinned under his ATV while checking his crops. Family found the victim at about 6:30 p.m. after he failed to return home on time. He was not wearing a helmet.
A 43-year-old man was killed in the RM of Alonsa. His body was found lying on the road and an ATV was in the water-filled ditch.
A 20-year-old man was killed when his ATV crashed into a police vehicle owned by the Shamattawa First Nation. The driver and his two 13-year-old passengers were thrown from the ATV. None was wearing helmets, RCMP said.
A 19-year-old man from Carman was killed when the ATV he was driving north on Provincial Road 32 toward Haywood collided with a southbound pickup truck about 9:45 p.m. The occupants of the truck were not injured.
A 41-year-old man was killed when his ATV rolled in the Interlake north of Gimli.
Two Saskatchewan men in their 30s died after crashing an allterrain vehicle near Swan River, 500 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. Their quad ATV was travelling through a farming area when it drove off a steep embankment and crashed into the ground below. Both riders were wearing helmets at the time of collision.
8. Three injured in ATV accident - Winnipeg Free Press
Three people are in serious condition following a collision of two all-terrain vehicles in the RM of Hanover. At approximately 9 p.m. Monday night, April 19, members of the Steinbach RCMP responded to an accident involving ATVs on Road 33 East, near Grunthal.
Police determined that a north-bound four wheeler carrying a 26-year-old from Grunthal had rear-ended a second, stationary four-wheeler being riden by a 30-year-old couple, also from Grunthal.
Police also determined the north-bound four-wheeler had been reported stolen from a resident in the RM of Ste. Anne in 2006. Alcohol was not a factor, but it is believed speed was in the accident.
7. Fort Erie ATV accident sends two to hospital - Niagara Falls ...
5 Apr 2010 ... called serious injuries in an ATV accident Friday afternoon in Fort Erie
30 Mar 2010 ... A 13-year-old girl is dead after an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle last weekend
27 Feb 2010 ... Aaron Rops' road to recovery is speeding along beyond expectations