Flint & Soyars PC
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) offer a way for people to see parts of the country that are not accessible by traditional vehicles. Every year thousands of people hop on an ATV to go explore nature, do work on a farm or just get an adrenaline rush. While ATVs can fulfill all these purposes, sadly ATV accidents are all too common.
Recently four boys were out riding ATVs in northern Utah. The boys were all between the ages of 12 and 13 and some were related. Later that day the Utah Highway Patrol would respond to a call in the area.
Originally it was reported the boys were driving the ATVs traveling north when they suddenly encountered a white pickup truck traveling south. Both parties then swerved the same way and consequently collided.
Upon further investigation, the Utah Highway Patrol found Erin Milligan, the driver of the pickup, was in fact driving on the wrong side of the road while the boys were stopped on the side of the road next to a canal.
Milligan, who leases the farmland next to the canal, was allegedly driving one the left side of the road to stop the boys from driving further. As he was approaching the boys his foot slipped off the break and onto the gas.
Three of the four boys were injured. Two were seriously injured, suffering a broken pelvis, ribs, hip and ankle.
Milligan was unharmed and is now facing charges of suspicion of reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor and reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor. If convicted Milligan could spend up to a year and a half behind bars.
If you have been injured in an ATV accident in the Texas, Arkansas or Louisiana call Flint & Soyars for a free consultation. Flint & Soyars have more than 30 years of experience dealing with accidents. These expert attorneys will identify any possible liabilities.