An eleven-year-old boy from Ohio was killed in a freak accident after a dog contained in the all-terrain car (ATV) he was driving jumped on the gas pedal.
The sufferer and his 12-year-brother had been driving a side-by-side in the Crum space of Wayne County when the tragedy unfolded round 2.30pm on Monday.
An 18-year-old household pal was driving and a dog was additionally contained in the car.
In keeping with the Kermit Volunteer Hearth Division, the dog jumped on the floorboard and landed on the gas pedal, inflicting the side-by-side to veer of and over an embankment.
“All the youngsters that [were] in the side-by-side are nice children,” Hearth Chief Wayne Williamson informed WSAZ. “Who would have ever thought a home dog would bounce down in the floorboard of a side-by-side and do this?” he stated.
The boy was pronounced useless on the scene, whereas his brother was handled on the hospital for minor accidents.
The youngsters had been visiting household from Gallia County and had requested to go on a final journey earlier than having to return dwelling.
“It’s simply heartbreaking for everyone,” Mr Williamson stated. “All people concerned wants all of the prayers they’ll get.”