Monday, July 24, 2017

RIDING ATV IN LITTLE ROCK CITY LIMITS IS ILLEGAL AND DANGEROUS: a 17-year-old , who was hit while riding an ATV without lights and without helmet is now in critical condition after he was struck by an SUV





LITTLE ROCK, AR (KATV) — Little Rock police are investigating a crash involving an ATV and an SUV.

A 17-year-old male was driving the ATV on 51st and Mabelvale Pike in Little Rock when he turned in front of an oncoming vehicle, according to Little Rock police.

Police say the teenager did not have on his lights and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The driver of the ATV was taken to UAMS and is in critical condition. The driver of the SUV was unharmed.


This teen must have had a death wish.  Riding an ATV at night and no lights and no helmet looks suicidal to us.

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UPDATE:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Authorities are saying a 17-year-old , who was hit while riding an ATV is now in critical condition.  

 
The collision left the teenager with a severe head injury (although he was pretty brain-dead before the crash;  who, in the right mind, would ride ATV illegally, without lights on and without helmet?).

 
The call went out just after 9 p.m. to the 5000 block of Mabelvale Pike near 51st Street.

There, authorities found a vehicle had collided with a four-wheeler.

At this time, police are not releasing any more information.

Officials remind the public that riding an ATV in city limits is illegal. 




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Teen ATV driver injured in the head in collision with SUV in Little Rock, AR

 

By Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


A teenage boy was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Little Rock, police reported.

Police Department spokesman officer Steve Moore said a 17-year-old boy was riding an all-terrain vehicle at Mabelvale Pike and 51st Street when he turned in front of an SUV about 10 p.m.

The collision left the teenager with a severe head injury, Moore said. The boy was taken to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock in critical condition. He remained hospitalized Saturday. No other injuries were reported.

Moore said the teen was not wearing a helmet and was riding the ATV without its lights on.

Police had not identified him Saturday.








ARKANSAS STATUTES


27-21-106.
(a)     It shall be unlawful for any person to operate an all- terrain vehicle upon the public streets and highways of this state, notwithstanding the fact that the vehicle may otherwise meet the equipment standards as set forth in § 27-20-104, except under the following conditions and circumstances:

(1)  An all-terrain vehicle may be operated upon the public streets and highways where the vehicle is used in farming or hunting operations and must be operated on the public streets and highways in order to get from one (1) field to another;

(2)  An all-terrain vehicle may be operated upon the public streets or highways if the vehicle needs to make a direct crossing of the street or highway to get from one (1) area to another and if the vehicle comes to a complete stop, yields the right-of-way to all oncoming traffic that constitutes an immediate hazard, and crosses the street or highway at an angle of approximately ninety degrees (90ΓΈ) to the direction of the street or highway. In crossing divided highways, the
crossing may only be made at an intersection of the highway with another public street or
highway. In crossings made between the hours from one- half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise or in conditions of reduced visibility, the crossing may only be made
with both front and rear lights turned on;


27-21-107.
(a)(1) A person twelve (12) years of age or older shall be entitled to operate an all-terrain vehicle in this state if the use is in compliance with all other provisions of this chapter.
(2) A person less than twelve (12) years of age shall be entitled to operate an all-terrain vehicle in this state only if he or she is under the direct supervision of a person who is at least eighteen (18) years of age or if he or she is on land owned by, leased, rented, or under the direct control of his or her parent or legal guardian, or if he or she is on land with the permission of the owner.

(b)     A person shall not operate an all- terrain vehicle in this state:
(1)   At a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions then
existing.

(2) During the hours from one- half (1/2) hour after sunset to one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise
without displaying a lighted headlight and a lighted taillight.