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Swerving to avoid car crash, ATV is involved in deadly accident

An ATV driver in Florida swerved to avoid a car crash and threw himself and his 19-year-old passenger off of the vehicle. Tragically, the young woman riding on the ATV was killed.

Reports indicated that the crash happened at an intersection, and both the ATV and the car got to it at the same time. The driver of the car did not stop, just driving on through the intersection, because he or she -- the driver's name was not released -- simply didn't see the smaller vehicle.

The young man driving the ATV did see the car, though, and swerved aggressively so that he wouldn't hit it. Both riders were thrown off and injured, though the young man's injuries are not life-threatening. They were transported to the hospital for treatment.

The case could face some twists and turns as the police investigate and sort everything out. According to the local Sheriff's Office, the teens may have collided with the car when they fell, even if the ATV did not.

However, there have not been any charges at this time. The driver even stayed to help after the accident. Police have determined that a few key things were not factors in the accident, including driver-impairment, mechanical malfunction, excessive speed, and environmental conditions. More details will become clear as the investigation continues.

Accidents like this show just how quickly a simple evening of fun can turn deadly and tragic. When this happens, family members may want to keep a close eye on the investigation to see when fault is determined. When other drivers cause these deadly crashes, the family may then be able to seek out compensation.

Source: Local 10, "Teen dies in Pompano Beach ATV accident," Jeff Tavss, Feb. 13, 2017

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