Kentucky led the nation in ATV-related deaths in 2007 according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The frequency of injuries and fatalities caught University of Kentucky hospital surgeon Andrew Bernard’s attention. He’s hoping a study that began this month at the hospital will give some insight into how to better protect and educate ATV enthusiasts.
Researchers are working with young riders in hopes of determining the cause of severe injuries and death.
Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesman Steve Wolfson says determining which ATV is right for a rider instead of just having them ride whatever is available could help.
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