Police: Kentucky's ATV Laws May Have Prevented Teen's Death

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 9/24/2012 6:34 pm
According to government statistics, Kentucky is second (only to West Virginia) in ATV (all-terrain vehicle) deaths.

One more was tragically added to the list on Sept. 20th--Michael Sparks, 15, reportedly ran an ATV into the side of a truck around 8 p.m.

The coroner said he died after reaching UK Hospital.

Yet the teen's death in Lexington was unusual--it's not something police in the city see a lot of.

There's a reason for it: ATVs aren't allowed on public property in Lexington.

And, according to police reports, the teen broke a few other Kentucky laws when he was riding an ATV that night, including: anyone under the age of 16 must wear a helmet while driving an ATV; those under 16 must have parental supervision while driving an all-terrain vehicle; headlights and taillights must be on at all times when operating the vehicle; and ATVs cannot be driven at night.

Police have not yet said if any charges will come of the incident.

For more information on ATV laws in Kentucky, you can go to this website.
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