Fox Lake ATV crash kills 25-year-old passenger


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A 25-year-old man has died after after being seriously injured in an all-terrain-vehicle crash over the weekend.

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Investigators believe the man, a passenger on a quad, seriously injured his head and spine after falling off during a crash on Friday. Fox Lake RCMP said in a Tuesday news release that officers were called when the man came in to the nursing station. The man was sent to hospital in Edmonton and died from his injuries on Saturday.

Mounties are still investigating his death.

The fatal crash isn’t the first involving off-roading vehicles in Alberta this summer.

In May, a 21-year-old woman from Devon died in hospital after a serious ATV rollover in the Brule sand dune near Hinton. A month later, a 77-year-old man from Red Deer County died after an ATV rollover northeast of Innisfail.

University of Alberta’s Injury Prevention Centre said in May that injuries from ATVs, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, and trampolines in Alberta grew by about 40 per cent last summer.

According to the centre, an average of six people die in Alberta every day from injuries, which is the leading cause of death for people under 45.