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ATV Rider Injured In Accident Involving Tractor-Trailer

Posted December 22, 2006

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— A man driving an all-terrain vehicle is in critical condition after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer.

The Highway Patrol said 21-year-old Anthony Davis drove the wrong way down Highway 301 south of Rocky Mount in Nash County.

The driver of the tractor-trailer swerved to miss Davis and they sideswiped one another. The ATV overturned and Davis landed in the roadway.

Investigators said Davis did not have on a helmet and alcohol was a factor. Davis could face charges.
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  • nremtp3070 Dec 22, 2006

    You are kidding, you want to license these things for the road? Talk about an increase in the death rate on NC highways. Every 10 year old kid will be running up and down the highway on one then. the thing to do is enforce the laws we have, get these things off the road, they weren't designed to be on the road in the first place.

  • anthonywhitaker Dec 22, 2006

    SERVES HIM RIGHT. ALCOHOL IS FROM THE DEVIL

  • donyarborough Dec 22, 2006

    We cannot protect stupid people from themselves,nomatter how many laws or law officers. Let's just hope we can learn from others mistakes.

  • robertbeebeegone Dec 22, 2006

    In response to "what about putting plates and insurance on atvs?"

    Refer to the comment about protecting stupid people from themselves. Regardless of laws in place - it will still happen. why create another source of revenue for the state and add more burden to the tax payers?

  • donyarborough Dec 22, 2006

    We cannot protect stupid people from themselves,nomatter how many laws or law officers. Let's just hope we can learn from others mistakes.

  • S82R Dec 22, 2006

    In response to "what about putting plates and insurance on atvs?"

    I believe some states already allow/require that. It would be another source of revenue for the state and would allow for better regulation and control of ATV's. Already it is against the law to ride without a helmet (unless a farmer or hunter) and it's certainly illegal to operate while impaired. In short- riding an ATV on the road is dangerous.

  • clayton mia Dec 22, 2006

    If the driver of the atv if found to be the cause of the wreck and proven to be intoxicated i think he should be held accountable for all damages in the accident. by the way, I believe the atv has a decal on it that states not for highway use anyway. throw the book at him.

  • jlmkuw Dec 22, 2006

    If they do not know how to ride something like that and they get hit, too bad. Should not be close enough to the road to get hit.

  • cb78nc Dec 22, 2006

    It isn't the fact the highway patrol or police are unwilling, the fact is it is impossible to stop, and when they are stopped, the court system is so bogged down, nothing ever happens. Plus the fact we need more Troopers and Police Officers... but tax payers are UNWILLING to pay for it!

  • k9sandQtrs Dec 22, 2006

    Since we have so many "quadbillies" on the road anyway, and the highway patrol & police are unable and unwilling to do anything about it, what about putting plates and insurance on atvs? At least in theory, then if you hit one, you're not stuck with the bill. I know.... won't work.... We all just need to be aware that no one else in NC is following the rules of the road and we must be on a constant lookout for drunks, tractors, lawnmowers, and any other random thing that you can imagine.