The most common scenarios that cause ATV accidents are:
- Rolling or flipping over
- Passenger in the backseat of ATV (designed for single driver) • Driving on paved road (ATV designed for off-road surface)
- Inexperienced driver
- Intoxicated driver
- Unsupervised child driver
- Driving recklessly
The most common kind of ATV accidents occur when the vehicle rolls or flips over, compressing the driver and any passengers underneath. At slightly over 600 pounds, the average ATV can cause a great deal of damage to a vulnerable body pinned beneath it. However, ATV drivers and riders can also be thrown from a moving vehicle and strike the ground, a tree, a rock, or any other object in the surrounding environment.