A second major incident involving an off-road vehicle in Kewaunee County is causing riders to practice extra caution when traveling on the trails. A 28-year-old New Franken man was airlifted from near the Riverview ATV Park in Kewaunee after suffering head injuries in a dirt bike accident. The incident comes a month after 78-year old Wayne Paral died in a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident in the town of Carlton. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski is urging riders to be aware of their speed and surroundings when traveling.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 380 recreational vehicle incidents were reported in 2018, including 67 deaths and 325 people injured.