Friday, December 25, 2009

Hendry ATV Crash Puts 2 Kids In Hospital

Two Youths Crash ATV - Taken To Hendry Regional

CLEWISTON, FL. -- Two children riding an ATV four-wheeler illegally on a roadway, failed to yield at a Montura Estates intersection in mid-Hendry county and crashed into a car Wednesday December 24 about 1:30 p.m.

Jose A Trevino, 13 driving a 2005 Honda ATV with passenger Felix A Quinonez, age 11 were riding illegally south on North Kennel Street in Montura and failed to yield at a stop sign at Bald Cypress. The ATV struck a 1999 Toyota driven by  Benjamin Rogriquez Ofray, 30 of Clewiston.

Trevino was taken by helicopter to Lee Memorial Hospital In Fort Myers with critical injuries and Quinozez was taken to Health Park Medical Center, also with critical injuries.

The ATV suffered $3,000 in damages and the Toyota driven by Ofray ran up against some trees and had $10,000 in damage. Driver Ofrey suffered no personal injuries according to the Florida Highway Patrol report prepared by Trooper Travis Parks.

It is illegal under Florida law to drive ATVs on public roadways or on private property without the permission of the owner.

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