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  • July 22nd, 2021

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – In East Alabama, the spotlight is on all terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents, with more and more young people killed this summer, two deaths coming just in the last few days.

“Respect the vehicle you’re on. Respect the laws of the road, and wear a helmet.”, warned Lee County Coroner, Bill Harris. “Most of the injuries I’ve seen here and the few we’ve had over the last few years are mainly head injuries.”

Coroner Harris’ warning comes after nine-year-old Bentley Martin of Phenix City died in March. He’s not the only one. Two other fatal accidents happened just 48 hours apart, claiming the lives of a 17-year-old in Chambers County, and 14-year-old Jaiden Ezell of Lee County. All had one thing in common. They died from riding an ATV, according to reports.

Read the full article here.