Maine wardens urge helmet use after ATV fatalities

Posted Oct. 04, 2010, at 5:18 a.m.

BROWNVILLE, Maine — Maine wardens are urging all-terrain vehicle riders to wear helmets following two fatal accidents in Maine recently.

Wardens said 32-year-old Alfred Shaw of Milo was killed Friday afternoon when he lost control on a leaf-covered railroad bed while riding with two friends. Shaw, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a serious head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Blanchard woman died Saturday a week after she was hospitalized with a serious head injury sustained in a crash in which she was not wearing a helmet. Jane Grant of a Blanchard Township died from injuries she suffered after she drove her ATV off an embankment and fell 25 feet into a small stream.

Warden Service Lt. Kevin Adam said all ATV riders are encouraged to wear helmets and that helmets are required by law for anyone under 18.

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