Officials: Fun can become tragedy in blink of an eye

From soft-drink commercials to dirt road races, Taylor Clark has seen all-terrain vehicles “airing it out” over sand dunes, coming down for “big hits” in mud bogs, and “parting the waves” through shallow creeks.

Like many of her generation, the 16-year-old daughter of Anthony and Michelle Clark of Columbus appreciates the adrenaline-pumping thrill of an ATV ride.

However, experience has taught the Columbus East senior it’s the unseen and unexpected that quickly can turn a joyful ride into a tragedy.


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