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Tesla Is Courting Kids With an Electric ATV

$1.9K miniature Cyberquad modeled after Cybertruck released ahead of adult version

(Newser) - Tesla previewed an electric ATV, the Cyberquad, with the presentation of its Cybertruck two years ago. What the company was keeping hushed up was its plans to first release a miniature $1,900 version for kids, which has arrived just in time for the holiday shopping season. The Cyberquad for...

He Saw a Boy Crash His ATV on TikTok. He Was 800 Miles Away

NH teen Caden Cotnoir helped 12-year-old Trent Jarrett's parents find the trapped boy in W. Va.

(Newser) - Many parents may wish their kids didn't spend so much time on social media, but one West Virginia family is grateful for the TikTok penchant of a teen 800 miles away. On Sunday, 13-year-old Caden Cotnoir of Gilmanton, NH, was watching a livestream of Trent Jarrett, a 12-year-old Caden...

2 Brothers Die in ATV Crashes 10 Minutes, 7 Miles Apart

Police say alcohol, lack of helmets were factors

(Newser) - Brothers Kyle and Jeremie Foster were riding their ATVs toward a farm Friday night in North Dakota when Kyle, 43, lost control and crashed into a slough. Ten minutes later, upon arriving at the farm, Jeremie, 47, realized Kyle wasn't with him and turned around to go look for...

Cops: Men Left Teen's Body in Road After ATV Accident

Mikayla Focht was a standout softball player in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Two men have been accused of fleeing an all-terrain vehicle crash that killed a Pennsylvania high school standout softball player and leaving her body in the road for hours, the AP reports. State police say 18-year-old Mikayla Focht, of Duncansville, was killed when the ATV she was riding struck several...

Jamie Lynn's Daughter 'Awake and Talking' After Accident

8-year-old Maddie didn't seem to suffer neurologically after Louisiana ATV accident

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears and the rest of her family are likely breathing a cautious sigh of relief after her 8-year-old daughter regained consciousness Tuesday following an ATV accident over the weekend in which she almost drowned, People reports. Maddie Aldridge's mom, dad (Spears' ex Casey Aldridge), and stepdad (Spears'...

Jamie Lynn Tried in Vain to Pull Daughter From Pond

Maddie was trapped underwater by seat belt, safety netting: police

(Newser) - Jamie Lynn Spears and her husband were just 100 yards away when Spears' 8-year-old daughter Maddie swerved to avoid a drainage ditch and drove an ATV into a pond on the family's property around 3pm Sunday. "The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before...

ATV Accident Badly Injures Jamie Lynn Spears' Daughter

8-year-old Maddie Aldridge was allegedly underwater for several minutes, per TMZ

(Newser) - "All I can say is pray for our baby Maddie." That's what Jamie Spears, dad of Britney and Jamie Lynn, told Entertainment Tonight following reports that his 8-year-old granddaughter had been seriously injured in an ATV accident Sunday. TMZ first reported on the incident, which reportedly took...

Kid Rock's Assistant Killed in Crash at Singer's House

He was driving an ATV

(Newser) - Kid Rock's assistant was killed in an ATV accident at a suburban Nashville property belonging to the singer, reports the AP . The Tennessean reports that 30-year-old Michael Sacha was found lying face down on the side of a driveway of Rock's White Creek house early Monda. Nashville Fire...

Woman Who Survived Plane Crash Killed in ATV Wreck

Melanie Coffee's baby died in last year's Cessna accident in Alaska

(Newser) - Troopers in St. Mary's, Alaska, say a 26-year-old woman was killed this week after she crashed her ATV into a tree while drunk, reports Alaska Public Media . But Melanie Coffee's death has another tragic twist, thanks to a different crash near St. Mary's less than a year...

6-Year-Old Hits Parkway on ATV, Mom Frantic

Autistic boy slips away on family visit to park

(Newser) - Drivers on the Bronx River Parkway were a little surprised to see a 6-year-old driving his miniature ATV beside them last night. The boy's mom was even more surprised to discover him missing. It started on a family trip to a park in Mount Vernon, New York, where the...

Olympic Champ Severs Her Spine in ATV Crash

Crash almost killed swimmer Amy Van Dyken Rouen

(Newser) - One of America's greatest Olympic swimmers is in the hospital with a severed spine after an all-terrain vehicle accident that almost killed her. Amy Van Dyken Rouen, 41, was airlifted to the hospital after the crash in Arizona, reports the AP . She is now in good condition, but her...

Groom Dies in Accident Just Hours After Wedding

A truly tragic ending to a joyous day

(Newser) - Just hours after celebrating his wedding, Nicholas Hoag was dead. The 25-year-old was the passenger on his brother’s ATV around 11:30pm Saturday night when it crashed into a tree, overturned, and pinned him to the ground. His wedding reception had been held that night at a nearby inn...

Dave Matthews Saxophonist Dies
 Dave Matthews
 Saxophonist Dies

Dave Matthews Saxophonist Dies

LeRoi Moore succumbed to complications from ATV injuries

(Newser) - Dave Matthews Band saxophonist LeRoi Moore, one of the group's founding members, is dead, reports E!Online. The 46-year-old musician and arranger died yesterday in a Los Angeles hospital from complications linked to injuries Moore suffered in an ATV accident on his Virginia farm nearly two months ago. Matthews announced...

Europe to Launch Space Truck
Europe to Launch Space Truck

Europe to Launch Space Truck

Automated vehicle can haul tons of supplies to space station

(Newser) - Europe is about to launch its most sophisticated spacecraft ever, the BBC reports. The “Jules Verne,” set to take off tomorrow, will deliver supplies to the International Space Station while nudging the station higher into its orbit to prevent it from falling to Earth. The freighter is fully...

Off-Roaders, Greenies Spar Over Western Lands

ATV-riders also vie with quieter nature lovers

(Newser) - Outdoor enthusiasts are bickering with the feds and each other over the use of federally owned lands in Colorado, Utah, and Montana, the New York Times reports. Off-roading fans of motorcycles, pick-ups, and ATVs are butting heads with quieter explorers who hike or ride horseback and want to preserve the...

Ten-Year-Old Spends Night in Mine Shaft With Sister's Body

Girl's ATV drove into unmarked 125-foot drop

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl spent the night in an abandoned Arizona mine shaft with the body of her 13-year-old sister, who was killed when the ATV she was driving fell into the unmarked 125-foot shaft. Rescuers searching all night failed to find the shaft until morning because the entrance was concealed...

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