The ATV that he was riding WAS NOT made to carry two people. It was a large
trail type ATV with a seat strapped on the back for the 2nd person. VERY
DANGEROUS. Just because it was large does not mean it was made for two
people. Yes it was a freak accident and he would have died even if wearing a
helmet. But riding a trail machine at the dunes without paddle tires, plus the
added weight of the strapped on seat and his wife on the back was incredibly
stupid. I'm positive his family will miss him. Especially his three beautiful
grandchildren. And I also know that everyone in Kanosh believes he is probably
relaxing right now, breathing a sigh of relief, enjoying some much needed peace
and quiet and is finally FREE!
paul was a good man. It wouldn't have mattered if he was wearing a helmet or
not, he would have died. He wasn't speeding. It was a freak accident. I know
him and his family. All of our hearts and prayers should be with his family and
friends at this time; not making judgments what 'shoulda' bee done
to: Anonymous | 9:59 a.mOh, OK sorry it might have been made for two
people...So, So you what kind of helmet was he wearing? Oh, that's right he
wasn't.In both cases the victims were not wearing a helmet and that
can sometimes be the difference between death and survival.It is
indeed sad when people die. Especially when they could have been saved by using
the atv the officer was riding was made to carry two people do your homework
before commenting on something. It is a sad day when someonr=e dies. I can't
even begin to know how the family feels.
now go to the ups store buy enough bubble wrap to make a cool outfit and hit the
tails. pop pop pop pop. OH snap need more bubble wrap.
These reports are sad however, it's not the ATV's that are dangerous, it's the
riders. It sounds like in both recent death neither were not following basic
safety rules that are no-doubt printed right on the ATV. They are designed to
carry only one person. They do not handle like their supposed to with the weight
of two people on them. And the woman in Panguitch was not wearing a helmet.
People need to use common sense.
ATV's are unsafe. I'll never ride one. I once worked in a hospital ER and we
had way too many people coming in with ATV injuries on a regular basis.
are sometimes just machines taking our commands...always ride safe!
Sorry for the loss!