High School Teen Fatally Killed in ATV Wreck

Hood County, TX (7/10/2021) – A teenager was killed in a fatal ATV crash Saturday morning in Hood County.

The accident happened around 1:19 a.m. on Bolton Road. An ATV went into a barrow ditch, where it overturned and struck a fence. 

Passenger Payton Herman, 18, died as a result of his injuries after being sent to the hospital. He was a recent Godley High School graduate.

Herman’s sister, 21-year-old Caitlin Herman, and the 21-year-old driver of the vehicle, Kayleb Erwin, also suffered injuries in the accident. They were sent to local Fort Worth hospitals. 

Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.

ATV Accident Lawyers

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 135,000 people are injured every year due to ATV, or all-terrain vehicle accidents and over 700 people die. Common causes of these accidents include reckless driving, drunk driving, and rollover accidents.

It’s important to follow the law, even on all-terrain vehicles. If not, injury can happen, or worse – death. If you or a loved one were involved in an ATV car accident, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options.

Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 405-1263 or send us an email to discuss your accident injury case.

Source: NBCDFW

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