Chattooga County EMS responded to the wreck of an ATV off of Halls Valley Road in Trion according to reports from The Summerville News.  The accident happened on Tuesday afternoon, no word as to the extent of injuries in the accident. 

This is the second ATV accident within the past few days.  Over the weekend an ATV wreck sent two to the hospital – that accident happened on Holland – Chattoogaville Road.

Accidents involving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) have caused a sharp increase in childhood injuries, often very serious ones, new studies show.

The number of amputations and spinal injuries caused by ATV accidents involving children has jumped in recent years, and some deaths have been reported, according to research presented at the 2010 meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in New Orleans.

Researchers say in a news release that “serious consideration needs to be given to the design and safety of these vehicles and education among families and general rides regarding safe use.”

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