11 Year Old Boy Airlifted After ATV Accident Near Dekalb

courtesy of Pamela & Jeff Clifton
courtesy of Pamela & Jeff Clifton

Update 6 P.M. Sunday from a reader “The boys fine he just got a concussion”

LifeNet helicopter was launched to the scene of a four wheeler accident in the Dekalb, Texas area Sunday afternoon around 2:00 P.M.  According to on scene first responders two children were involved in the accident and one was airlifted by LifeNet to a Shreveport hospital.

First responders Pamela & Jeff Clifton wanted us to remind parents not to leave children unattended on ATV’s and to please pray for him and his parents.

According to the ATV Safety Institute, ATV safety laws have been passed in 44 states. In Texas, for instance, ATV operators under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • All ATV owners must apply for a title before selling or disposing of their ATV.
  • All ATVs operated on public property must be registered, renewing registration once every year.
  • No passengers are allowed at any time while the ATV is on public lands, unless the ATV is designed to carry a passenger.
  • ATV use on public streets is prohibited, except to cross these roads or for agricultural purposes.
  • All operators under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • While on public lands, all operators must have a safety certificate or be with an adult who has obtained a safety certificate.
  • ATVs shall not be operated from ½ hour after sunset to ½ hour before sunrise without a lighted taillight and headlight.
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