A 16-year old was riding on an ATV in Lithia and crashed into a tree. Reports indicate that Chris Anthony Casanova was riding on his ATV, failed to make a turn and ran head-on into a tree.
The exact reason for the accident was unclear at the time, although speed did appear to be a factor. The operator was wearing a bike helmet, but suffered nonetheless very serious injuries in the accident. He was taken to Tampa General Hospital where reports indicate he is recuperating from the accident. ATVs have been implicated in a variety of accidents, and users should exercise extreme caution when driving them.
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