The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission published a study this month it commissioned to take a closer look at ATV-related injuries and deaths.
The Annual Report of ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries, which includes information as of Dec. 31, 2006, found that 916 people died in 2006 in ATV-related incidents. The number was more than double the 555 that died in 2005. West Virginia reported the greatest number of ATV deaths, with 173 from 2003-2006.
In 2006, the CPSC estimated 146,600 were injured in ATV-related incidents. Of those, about 25 percent (39,300) were under age 16.
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