Landers: Katrina Eberhardt Killed in ATV Crash
Posted on Oct 03, 2014
At about 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 27, 2014, 29-year-old Katrina Eberhardt was killed in an ATV crash in the desert community of Landers, reported The Press-Enterprise. While traveling along Booth Road, the 1983 Honda ATV Eberhardt was riding in left the roadway and crashed into two 50-gallon drums filled with concrete near Joshua Tree Lane. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the ATV, Jacob Harvel, suffered major trauma and was transported to an area hospital. Authorities are investigating the accident.
Since 1982, ATV rider deaths on public roads have increased ninefold. While not designed for on-highway use, ATVs have been involved in more than 300 fatal accidents on public roads annually in recent years, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In 2011, 88 percent of ATV riders who lost their lives on public roads were killed on rural roads, 70 percent of them on minor roads. Only 10 percent of fatally injured ATV riders were wearing helmets that year.
After a fatal ATV crash, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party in order to be compensated for their loss. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Katrina Eberhardt. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Jacob Harvel.