ATVA press release from the Utah Country Sheriff’s Office reported a wreck that occurred at Sandy Beach near the south end of Utah Lake Sunday around 5 p.m. The wreck involved an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that was allegedly driven by 28-year-old Nathan Devenish. According to the report, the ATV crashed into a parked vehicle in the area.

The driver from Springville was holding a four-year-old boy seated in front of him. Another child, a 10-year-old girl, was on the back of the Banshee ATV. The little boy suffered minor abrasions. The little girl was reported to have suffered head and back injuries.

According to the press release, Devenish is suspected to have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Devenish was transported by ambulance to a local hospital while the two children were taken by ambulance to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, the report disclosed.

There was no information given as to whether the children were wearing helmets prior to the accident.

DUI is a serious problem. According to the Tenth Annual DUI Report to the Utah Legislature in the Fiscal Year 2012, there were 9,599 DUI cases in Utah’s Justice Courts. Among the cases resolved, 59 percent resulted in a guilty plea or verdict.

FIX ME RIGHT NOW PLEASEChristensen & Hymas wishes the father and children speedy recovery from their injuries. We encourage everyone to be safe while driving. Take the necessary precautions such as the wearing of helmets for protection, especially among young children. Do not drive under the influence for it is prohibited by law for good reason, because of the possible injury it will result in to you and to others.

If you have suffered personal injury as a result of negligence or recklessness of another, call us at  (801)-506-0800. We can help you determine entitlement to compensation. Christensen & Hymas have expert personal injury lawyers who can guide you on how to proceed with your claims.

Original article by Mark Green of Fox13.

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