Yamaha Rhino ATVs Linked to Rollover Accidents
Yamaha Rhino ATV
All ATVs can be potentially dangerous, due to their considerable weight, the high speeds that they can reach, and the limited safety features. One of the greatest ATV Accident Risks is the rollover.
A number of serious injuries, many caused by rollovers, have been linked to the Yamaha Rhino ATV, a relative newcomer to the All-Terrain Vehicle market. The most common injuries related to these ATV accidents are to the lower portion of the driver or passengers bodies, including broken and crushed legs, ankles and feet. Yamaha Rhino passengers have also broken arms as they tried to break their fall during an ATV rollover. Yamaha Rhino ATV accidents are serious; some victims of Yamaha Rhino rollovers have required the amputation of limbs and other rollovers have crushed children to death. The accidents associated with the Yamaha Rhino go above and beyond the standard risks associated with ATV use. It has been alleged that the vehicle may contain design defects which make it unsafe.
Because of accidents associated with the Rhino ATV, in 2006 Yamaha issued safety warnings for its Rhino ATV customers. These focused on the use of seat belts and helmets. Yamaha also pointed out that the risk of ATV rollovers increased when drivers took turns too fast, offering guidelines for how to handle a Yamaha Rhino rollover.
In 2007, in order to make the vehicles safer, Yamaha provided a special offer to Rhino ATV owners (2004 to 2007 Yamaha Rhino ATVs), for new doors and passenger handholds. These were provided and installed in order to prevent ATV riders from sticking out arms or legs during rollover accidents.