Scott Allen Wolverton, 31, died in a San Diego County ATV crash after he lost control of his all-terrain vehicle on a private road, according to a 10news report. Wolverton was driving a 2004 Polaris Ranger off-road vehicle, west on Eagle Gap Road off Mesa Grande Road near State Route 76 when he failed to negotiate a curve, lost control of his ATV and drove over the edge of the road. The ATV rolled over and landed on top of Wolverton, according to the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office. The ATV crash occurred the night of April 17, 2009. A passer by, who saw the personal injury accident apparently reported it to authorities.
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Scott Allen Wolverton for their tragic loss. I offer my deepest condolences to everyone who knew and loved Wolverton. Please keep them in your prayers.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) ATV accident statistics, there were 750 fatalities and 146,600 injuries relating to ATV crashes in the United States in 2006. Those numbers were only 517 and 110,000 in 2001. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of ATV accident deaths and injuries in just five years and that may be largely attributed to the increasing popularity of all-terrain and off-road vehicles, especially in California where we have year-round good weather.
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