10-year old killed in Caddo Parish ATV accident
POSTED: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:45pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 30, 2012 - 12:49pm
CADDO PARISH, LA — A 10-year-old Rodessa girl died this past weekend following a four-wheeler crash in north Caddo Parish.
The accident happened Saturday evening on private property in the 18000 block of Atlanta-Mira Road in Ida. Allison Paige Simmons died after being thrown from the quad.
Witnesses say five children were on-board a four-wheeler that had two rows of seating. One of the passengers said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when its driver turned to avoid a large tree branch, throwing all five kids from the vehicle.
Deputies say none of the children were wearing helmets, and none were belted or using any form of restraint system.
The driver of the vehicle, a 12-year-old girl was taken to a local hospital. Three passengers, including a 13-year-old boy, a 12-year old girl and a 2-year old boy were taken to local hospitals.
Allison Paige Simmons was flown to a Shreveport hospital where she later died on Sunday.