Putnam County, FL (July 9, 2021) - One man was killed and another was seriously hurt following an ATV crash on Friday afternoon in Putnam County. The crash happened in the 400 block of County Road.
The Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene. According to troopers, a driver was traveling over raised terrain when the ATV overturned, trapping a passenger and the driver. The passenger, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He has been identified as a 65-year-old from Citrus Springs. The driver, a 50-year-old man from Hernando, was seriously injured and was transported to a hospital for treatment. Neither of the victims has been identified at this time.
There is no further information available. Police are still investigating the accident.
When we think of serious and fatal crashes, we tend to think of cars and other traditional types of vehicles. However, other vehicles that can be involved in deadly crashes include ATVs. Riding an ATV can actually be a very dangerous activity. Often, these accidents are caused by inexperienced drivers or drivers who are not under proper supervision while riding. Even a single mistake on an ATV can lead to an injury that has catastrophic consequences.
We would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family who lost their loved one in this tragic fatal ATV crash in Putnam County.
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