A week ago today, my 25 year old son Matt, he wrecked his ATV. He belongs to a local ATV group, thank god for that much as least. He told me his front wheel caught on a tree stump he didn't see and it flipped him over, so he hit a tree with the right side of his body. He was lucky to end up with only brush burns, but it extended the whole length of his arm and the cuts where deep.
I told him to report off work on Monday and go see the Chiropractor and get adjusted, I figured he probably hurt his back, as well as his neck. So Monday, when he woke up, I could tell right away that his neck was hurting him.
As the day progressed on, he started to feel really bad, I ended up taking him to the emergency room, they took X-rays of his arm, neck and back and said that he was lucky that he didn't get hurt worse than what he did. And they gave him a Tetanus shot and he got a lecture from the doctor as well as me about ATV safety.
He has been riding now for a good number of years, but he still worries me when I know they are going for one of their all day rides. And I have tried to pound the fact into his head since he was a teen, that there is always safety in numbers, and to never ride alone.