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Dirt Bike and ATV Hit Head-On While on Florida Trails

July 26, 2011
Colson Hicks Eidson

A father and son from Maryland came to Florida for a fresh start. Unfortunately, it had a devastating ending for the 13-year-old son last week in Lee County. The teen was riding his dirt bike along the North Fort Myers trails and collided head-on with an ATV. Rescue workers rushed the two victims to Lee Memorial Hospital where the 13-year-old succumbed to his injuries, according to a story at abc-7.com.

The ATV rider survived the head-on collision, and doctors listed him in fair condition. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the fatal collision.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that hundreds of kids die every year in accidents involving dirt bikes, trail bikes and mini-bikes. In addition, thousands more suffer injuries from an activity that is supposed to be fun.

According to the CDC, the non-fatal injuries suffered in these types of accidents are fractures, contusions, lacerations, burns, sprains and concussions. A majority of the victims are male and most of the injuries involve a dirt bike or trail bike, according to the CDC.

Could the tragedy above been prevented? No one will know until authorities complete their investigation. The victim was his father’s only son.

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