ATV Versus Car in Higgston
Two teenagers miraculously walked away unharmed after being hit by a car while taking a Mother’s Day four-wheeler ride.
On May 14, a 16-yearold boy and a 15-year-old girl were riding along State Route 29 in Montgomery County, when a 2006 Infiniti G35 began to pass them in the left lane. As the car was passing, the teenager began to turn left towards Ferguson Road, and entered the lane, which the car was passing in, causing the vehicle to strike the ATV’s left rear.
Both youth were ejected from the vehicle, as the young boy fell along the roadway and the girl flew onto the hood of the car, where she traveled around 200 feet before falling into the ditch. The ATV flipped into the ditch after impact, and the car came to a final uncontrolled rest after traveling almost 250 feet and striking the ditch. Officials suspected the teens were seriously injured and sent them by ambulance to Memorial Health Meadows Hospital, but both individuals checked out with minor lesions. The car’s driver also traveled to Memorial Health Meadows Hospital by private vehicle for suspected minor injuries.
This accident was investigated by the Georgia State Patrol, and no citations were issued in the accident, which was determined to be caused by the ATV’s lack of signals and attempt to complete an improper turn.