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Woman Killed Friday Morning in Livermore ATV Rollover Accident

Woman Killed Friday Morning in Livermore ATV Rollover Accident

Posted By The Dunnion Law Firm || 15-May-2009

MAY 15, 2009 A 72-year-old woman was killed when an ATV rolled over on top of her Friday morning in Livermore, in Alameda County. The victim, identified as Joann Lesico, had been feeding cattle with her 96-year-old husband, when he drove the ATV up an embankment and it tipped over, crushing her. The fatal accident happened about 1.5 miles east of 21530 Mines Road, in rural Livermore, at about 7:45 a.m. A caretaker found the couple and called 911. The woman's husband, whose name was not released, was flown by helicopter to a trauma center, but was not injured. Lesico was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The California Highway Patrol will investigate the cause of the ATV accident.

The make and model of the ATV involved in this fatal ATV rollover accident was not reported. Since there was more than one occupant in the vehicle, it may have been a side-by-side Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) such as a Yamaha Rhino, Polaris Ranger, Arctic Cat Prowler, Kawasaki Mule, or Honda Big Red. UTVs may cause injury or death due to design defects that cause accidents. In 2008 The Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) begain investigating the safety of one of the most popular UTVs, the Yamaha Rhino. After 46 deaths, the Yamaha Rhino ATV was recalled on March 31, 2009.

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