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Special Assignment (All-Terrain Vehicles) #108021

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 16, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(S. California Desert: Gary Shepard) Growing major accident rate linked to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) examined; details given, scenes shown. [Dr. George TRAGER - considers ATVs unsafe, especially for children.] Est. monthly injury rate involving ATVs noted; Norman Baker cited as example [BAKER - recalls accident which paralyzed him.] [American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson Dr. James STRAIN - explains organization's call to ban ATV sales.] [6 year old Roland FLORES, Junior - describes accident.] [Roland FLORES, Senior - defs. allowing son to continue riding.] [Ind. spokesperson Alan ISLEY - blames operators, not machine.] [Consumer Prod. Safety Commission spokesperson Terrence SCANLON - notes commission has asked industry for vol. limit on sales.] Related statistics outlined.

Jarriel, Tom;
Shepard, Gary

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