Two teenage boys hurt in Pike County ATV accident

PIKE COUNTY, MO – One teenage boy was airlifted to St. Louis and another was treated at the scene following an ATV accident in rural Pike County Friday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened just before 5 p.m. at 6025 Pike County Road 9, as a 13-year-old was driving an ATV through a field with a 14-year-old passenger. The driver failed to negotiate a turn, throwing both teenagers from the vehicle.

The 13-year-old was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries, while the 14-year-old boy was treated on the scene with moderate wounds.

Neither of the boys was wearing a safety device when the accident happened.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in an ATV accident, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for safer ATV regulations or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis ATV accident attorneys.