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11-year-old killed in ATV wreck in Fayetteville

Posted October 15, 2012

— An 11-year-old Hope Mills boy died Sunday after being injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

Ayed Alsaiti was riding an ATV when the driver lost control and crashed at 6501 Lake Barbour Road in Fayetteville, said Debbie Tanna, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

Tanna said the driver was also a child, but she did not know how old he or she was.

Alsaiti, who was at the home visiting friends, was not wearing a helmet, Tanna said.

He died around 7:30 p.m. at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.

The death is the second in as many months in the Cape Fear region in which a child has died in an ATV wreck.

MacKinley Waters, 13, of Dunn, died Sept. 16 when he was thrown from an ATV in Sampson County. The case remains under investigation.


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  • oleguy Oct 15, 2012

    I see these things up and down the road all the time, drivers with No helmets,,, Most people that own these dont have enough property to operate one,, These are not made for two riders, But helmets do help

  • workinghuman33 Oct 15, 2012

    My deepest sympathies to this young boy's family & friends. Such a terrible loss. God speed.

  • dwr1964 Oct 15, 2012

    "The death is the second in as many months in the Cape Fear region in which a teen has died in an ATV wreck."

    Maybe I missed the boat but since when did 11 begin to hold the rank of "teenager" ? I have just never heard of eleventeen before.

  • beach2011 Oct 15, 2012

    So sad but kids ride on the road in our neighborhood with no helmets all the time. I thought both were against the law. Helmets a must and not on streets!!! Parents WAKE UP!

  • lec02572 Oct 15, 2012

    Regardless of what some adults think, these are not toys.

  • onetufteacher Oct 15, 2012

    My prayers go out to all involved. What a terrible tragedy for a family of both to endure.

  • greymomma Oct 15, 2012

    No helmet, No ride! I had an ATV when I was that age, and that rule was strictly enforced by my parents.

  • PracticalMagick Oct 15, 2012

    This just sucks. I think these things are dangerous and shouldn't be in the hands of children. Even some adults I know have no business being on them.

  • Holy Carp. Oct 15, 2012

    When are parents going to become responsible for their childern? ATV's are not toys and I doubt this was supervised. If it was then where was the helmet?