A Spring man died Wednesday from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 7, the day of the AAA Texas 500.
Eddie Akin, 33, was attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway when he fell off an ATV and sustained serious injuries. Akin was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, where he was treated until Wednesday. He was pronounced dead at 5:36 a.m. Akin was riding an ATV with five others when he fell from the vehicle. No other details were available.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission documented 555 ATV-related deaths occurred in 2006. The number of fatalities has unfortunately been increasing because of the popularity of all-terrain vehicles. If you are going to driving or riding an ATV, please be careful. My thoughts and prayers go out to Akin's family and friends.
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