Given that the following involves death and serious injury, I’ll suspend comment other than to say that in addition to it being a tragedy I simply can’t fathom how things like this even happen.
Last Saturday two teenage sisters, aged 16 and 18, were riding together on a Yamaha four-wheeler in rural Sumter County, SC, when they crashed into another ATV, driven by a 15-year old, that had slowed in front of them. Both siblings were taken to a hospital in Columbia, SC.
The younger sister, Samantha Turner, who was 34 weeks pregnant, survived but is in critical condition. Her baby was delivered through an emergency c-section.
The older sister, Ashlyn Turner, who was 22 weeks pregnant, did not survive, nor did her unborn child.
The girls’ father Sam Turner told a Columbia television station that he taught his girls how to ride their ATVs safety.
“He also says he tried to encourage them not to ride since they were pregnant,” according to WIS-TV.