Sgt. Kevin Tate of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Dwight King

All-terrain vehicles are designed for off-road use, but large numbers of people take their ATVs on public roads, where they are generally prohibited. And the consequences can be tragic.


Two separate incidents in Orange County, both involving All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), have left teenagers hospitalized.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, there was a motor vehicle crash involving an ATV that occurred on Dixie Road near FM 2802 in Orange County.

According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, a 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling northbound on Dixie Road. The driver of the ATV failed to yield the right of way from a private driveway and pulled out in front of the truck, striking it in the front right quarter panel of the vehicle.

Stevie Ray Hergert

An ATV accident in Newton County claimed the life of a Nederland teen on Aug. 1, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

pic courtesy of Lamar University

(Lamar press release)

A group of 10 LU senior mechanical engineering students, also known as “Cardinal Racing,” who designed, built and raced an all-terrain vehicle took first place in a sled-pull event, and finished 30th overall out of the 100 teams at the 2013 SAE Baja East competition in Cookeville, Tenn., April 18-21.