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Operating and riding on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) is risky and should be done as safely as possible. Pennsylvania is among the states with the highest death rates due to ATVs, joining California, Texas, and West Virginia.
In recent years, there have been more than 700 ATV-related deaths and nearly 151,000 ATV-related injuries each year. More than a quarter of all deaths — 28 percent — occur in children and teenagers 16 and younger, and 12 percent in children younger than 12. More than a quarter of all injuries — 27 percent — occur in children 16 and younger. Injuries include severe brain trauma, facial trauma, broken bones, and spine trauma. These injuries are painful and may result a lifetime of disability and/or physical rehabilitation or death. Most traumas are caused from the ATV rolling over, falling from the ATV, or colliding with another object.
At UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the number of ATV injuries increases every year. The newest trend noted is an increase in the number of traumas to girls as a result of ATV crashes
Children and teenagers under the age of 16 should not operate or ride an ATV. Teenagers and adults who are 16 or older should exercise the following precautions:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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