|Published:||Sep 09, 2012 1:06 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 09, 2012 5:30 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A man died after he lost control of an ATV on Saturday and it fell on top of him. The Lee County Sheriff's Office identified the victim as 20-year-old Jon Wesley Anderson.
The Sheriff's Office says the accident happened while the man was riding a rhino-style ATV in a wooden area off Burnt Store Road and Durden Parkway in Cape Coral.
Investigators say the driver was going around a curve at a high rate of speed and lost control.
The vehicle started to tip and when the driver over-corrected, he was ejected and the vehicle fell on top of him.
The sheriff's office says the man died from serious head injuries.
He was driving a Yamaha 660 Ranger Utility Vehicle.
The driver was not wearing a helmet or a seat belt.
A female passenger on the ATV was not injured.
Their identities have not been released.
Captain Dave Wheaton with Lee County EMS says people should practice safety precautions when operating ATVs.
He said, "You've got to realize they're vehicles, they're motor vehicles, they're not a toy and people don't take the safety precautions they should, so when they do have a crash, it can be pretty severe."
He said to always wear a helmet and a seat belt if available.
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