New Canaan man charged after teen crashes his ATV
Updated 10:31 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018
NEW CANAAN — Police charged a 65-year-old New Canaan man with reckless endangerment after a crash on his ATV left a teen in the hospital.
On Dec. 8 around 6 p.m., police responded to Deep Valley Road where a 14-year-old crashed an all-terrain vehicle into a tree. The teen, who had cuts on his face, was treated at Norwalk Hospital.
Police said the boy was visiting a friend at the Deep Valley Road home and riding an ATV owned by Robert Avery, who lives there. Avery knew the boy was riding the ATV despite the fact the ATV had multiple warnings and a owner’s manual that indicated no one under the age of 16 should drive it. According to police, the boy was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Police issued a warrant for Avery’s arrest following their investigation into the incident. On Jan. 13 around 12:15 a.m., Avery turned himself in to police on a charge of first-degree reckless endangerment. He posted a $5,000 bond and will appear in court Jan. 26.