MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police found a 58-year-old Proctor man dead Saturday afternoon when they arrived on the scene of an ATV accident in Alborn, Minn.

St. Louis County Police said that the man was not wearing a helmet and that his ATV was found flipped over and off the roadway at around 4:30 p.m. just north of intersection of Highway 47 and Aerie Lake Road.

The man’s identify is being withheld until his family has been notified.

Police will continue to investigate the accident.

Comments (3)
  1. Jerry says:

    I’m all for wearing a helmet, but would a helmet have saved his life?
    A helmet will not protect a person from a broken neck at speeds over thirty miles per hour.

    1. Tanner says:

      Yes and no I say his chances would of been better with a helmet. I race 4 wheelers & have broke 4 helmets in the last 7 years I will never ride with out a helmet.

  2. Stephanie Krinke says:

    I looked for this story, just to talk about a helmet.

    In July 2002 my brother died, without a helmet riding an ATV. Would it have saved his life? I don’t know. Would he have been the same? I’m not sure. I’ll never know. I can say this though I would have loved to have the chance to know.

    My brother also was drinking while driving an ATV, obviously a deadly combination. I have tried to comment on any story where someone has not been wearing a helmet, and my intent is only to alert other riders to what your family feels when you are gone, and I absolutely mean no disrespect to the family.

    To this family my sincere condolences, I know the pain you are feeling.

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