All-terrain vehicles, such as dune buggies and four-wheelers, may at times be viewed as toys. In truth, they are serious tools that must be used with respect and caution. Of course, the same could be said about all vehicles. We may go for a ride to clear our heads or get some fresh air, and we may enjoy the thrill of traveling at a high speed. But safety must come first or a tragic accident may occur.
According to My News LA, a 22-year-old man paid for this particular lesson with his life. Two individuals were driving a Honda Razor all-terrain vehicle, which looks and operates a lot like a dune buggy, Sunday evening. Then, around 6:00 p.m., the vehicle slammed into a boulder. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials from the California Highway Patrol said it was unclear as to whether either of the people in the vehicle was wearing safety harnesses.
Vehicles like the Honda Razor are useful for navigating the trails around Lake Matthews, which is where the accident took place. It can be very enjoyable to go off-roading in that area. But when caution is thrown to the wind, tragedy often ensues, and the results can sometimes be fatal, as was the case on Sunday for this young man.