News: 9-year-old boy critically injured in Pasco County ATV accident


PASCO COUNTY, FL – State troopers said an accident in Pasco County involving an all-terrain vehicle left a young boy critically injured.

According to the Suncoast News, the crash happened Saturday night on State Road 52 near Palm Street shortly before 10:30 p.m.

The Florida Highway Patrol said a 9-year-old boy was driving a Side-By-Side ATV eastbound on the grass shoulder of State Road 52 shortly before 10:30 p.m.  As the boy tried to cross State Road 52, the ATV hit the back of a passing Toyota Camry that was also going east on the roadway.  The ATV overturned in the westbound lane while the Camry collided with a ditch along the north shoulder.

The boy, a San Antonio resident, was hospitalized in critical condition.  His 34-year-old father who was riding as his passenger sustained minor injuries.

Two people in the Camry, a man and woman both age 52 from Dade City, were not hurt.

The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC can assist if you have been in an accident branching off of negligence or illegal behavior.  Our Pasco County Personal Injury Lawyers will review your case and help you pursue all avenues of compensation for the injuries and losses you have sustained. We can be reached online or by phone at 866-608-5529 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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