Knox Township, PA (June 10, 2024) – A Centre County man was killed Saturday after the driver of an ATV was involved in a crash in Clearfield County. The 43-year-old victim died at about 5:35 p.m. Saturday near Mease Road in Knox Township, state police at Clearfield wrote in a crash report released Monday.

Meanwhile, the driver of the ATV was transported by EMTs to Penn Highlands Clearfield for treatment of injuries that police did not describe. However, an investigation is ongoing at this time. No further details have been released in connection with the incident, though officers are continuing to seek witnesses as part of their inquiry.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

ATV Accidents in Pennsylvania

Knox Twp, PA - Man Killed in ATV Crash near Mease RdA study by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, published last year, showed startling statistics about the high frequency of hazardous and often deadly auto accidents in the Keystone State. And according to reports, every year in the US, between 300 and 400 people pass away from ATV-related crashes.

ATV explosions or fires are the cause of many of these incidents. Specifically, Kawasaki recalled over 6,000 off-road and all-terrain vehicles in one recent year because of potential fire concerns. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that over the last two decades, 682 ATV accidents in Pennsylvania resulted in fatalities. In fact, our state had the fourth-highest number of ATV deaths in the country during this time.

There is plenty of room in Pennsylvania for riding ATVs, which include quads, three-wheelers, four-wheelers, and even snowmobiles. These vehicles can be a lot of fun and can be excellent for agricultural labor and outdoor fun as well. However, off-road vehicles may be very dangerous, especially when driven by untrained individuals, on steep terrain, or when malfunctioning components cause explosions and fires.

If you’ve been hurt or lost a loved one in an ATV crash, you can trust our team of Knox Township wrongful death lawyers at the Slocum Firm to assist you and your family. Our commitment to injured victims throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dates back to 2009. Knowing what victims go through, we at the Slocum Firm will do all it takes to keep you and yours protected during every step of the legal claim process. We will stop at nothing to safeguard your rights and get fair recompense. Call (570) 290-7376 to speak with an Erie vehicle accident lawyer about scheduling a free consultation today.

Note: This post was created with the use of outside sources, including news sources, police and fire reports, social media platforms, as well as first-hand accounts about serious accidents in the state of Pennsylvania. The Slocum Law Firm has not independently verified all facts surrounding this injury accident. If you locate inaccurate information related to this post, please contact us right away so that we can make the correction. We will remove a post, if requested.

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as a solicitation for legal representation. None of the information contained herein should be interpreted as medical or legal advice. The image accompanying this post is not a depiction of the actual accident scene.

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