A woman has been charged after her role in an ATV accident that killed a 10-year-old girl in April. Kasey Dawn Green, 22, was driving a four-wheeler with a young Keanua Mackenzie Chambers riding as a passenger when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a fence and multiple trees. According to Examiner.com, neither were wearing helmets and Chambers was pronounced dead soon after the accident. Green has been charged with second degree homicide by vehicle, reckless conduct, operating an unregistered vehicle, no proof of insurance, failure to maintain lane, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Green is the girlfriend of now-deceased Chambers’ older brother. The accident reportedly occurred on Jackson Chapel Road near the border of Polk and Floyd Counties. An off-duty fireman was on the scene and aided the child, and was joined quickly by Cedartown Rescue, EMS, Polk County Police, Georgia State Patrol, and Cave Spring Police. Chambers and Green were both brought to Floyd Medical Center, where Chambers was declared dead and Green was kept in stable condition.
Because of the minimal protection, required driving skill, difficult terrain that quads usually traverse, and the high speeds that four-wheelers can travel, accidents that occur while riding four-wheelers can be particularly devastating. According to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2010 ATV accidents accounted for 317 deaths and an estimated 115,000 emergency-room treated injuries around the United States.
Have you or a loved one been injured on an ATV or any other similar vehicle? ATV crashes are often due to the recklessness or inexperience of the driver, or mechanical problems caused by the manufacturer or mechanic. If an individual is injured in an ATV crash caused by another person or external factors, the injured person may be entitled to pursue compensation in the form of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a fatality occurred, a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to proceed seeking monetary remuneration for the life of the deceased. To find out about your legal options, simply fill out the free consultation form on the right.