Rider in Tacony ATV accident dies from injuries

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

TACONY (WPVI) -- An ATV rider has died from injuries sustained in an accident in the Tacony section of Philadelphia.

The crash happened around 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Magee Avenue and Walker Street.

Police say the 38-year-old man on the ATV tried to make a right turn when he lost control.

The ATV, which was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time, struck a fence.

The rider was thrown into the air and flipped several times - and the ATV landed on top of him.

He was transported to Aria Health Torresdale in critical condition but succumbed to his injuries shortly before 2:00 p.m.

His identity has not been released.