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ATV crashes show need for helmets

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On the morning of July 7, 9-year-old Katelyn Langner took her family's 500cc Polaris Sportsman all-terrain-vehicle out of the shed.

She and her two young cousins planned to ride on their grandparents' property near Garfield.

While driving across a gravel road from one part of the farm to the other, Katelyn lost control of the four-wheeler, sending the 700-pound machine careening down a ditch before crashing into a telephone pole.

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