2 injured in separate ATV crashes in Tooele County

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TOOELE, Utah, April 21, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A 35-year-old man suffered a head injury Saturday evening when his ATV rolled as he was coming down a hill at the Knolls Recreation Area.

Officials said the man was stabilized at the site and then transported by helicopter to the hospital.

The accident is still under investigation, and the injured man’s condition was not available Saturday night.

The man wasn’t wearing a helmet.

A woman also was injured earlier Saturday when her ATV rolled near Simpson Springs. She was flown by helicopter to University of Utah Hospital, where she was examined for neck and head injuries.

She wasn’t wearing a helmet.

The ATV Safety Institute offers several tips to help riders have a safe and fun experience, and statistically you are less likely to have an ATV accident — and more likely to survive one — if you follow them.

  • Wear a helmet. Wear a helmet that fits properly and is Department of Transportation compliant. Goggles, long sleeves, long pants, gloves and boots also are highly recommended. But especially, wear a helmet.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The same laws apply whether you’re driving a car or an ATV. If you are caught riding under the influence, you will be arrested and your ATV will be impounded.
  • Ride only on designated trails and at a safe speed.
  • Take an approved safety course.

For information about laws, requirements, and classes for riding off-highway vehicles, click here to visit the Utah DNR State Parks website.


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