Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
September 23, 2003
Albany- Most ATV's are only designed to accommodate on rider. ATV salesman Wilson Holloway six people on one 4-wheeler is unbelievable. "
His business stocks the same type 4-wheeler in Saturday's fatal crash.
"At the ages that they were you probably had maybe two or three people on the seat itself, one or two on the rear rack and maybe one of two on the front," explains Holloway.
He says the excess weight definitely influences the stability of the vehicle and if that isn't equally distributed it's difficult for even the most experienced riders.
Each tire on a 4-wheeler can only sustain four pounds of pressure. Steering can become nearly impossible if those tires are overloaded and riding on pavement.
"You have a driver that is out on a vehicle that is meant for the road, it was not a licensed driver, it was an inexperienced driver, at night, on a curve, with an overloaded vehicle and it was a tragedy waiting to happen," says traffic safety advocate Michelle DeMott.
She says being a traffic safety advocate can be a hard job especially when you have to use tragedy to get people to focus on safety.
"You have to use common sense and use good judgement because you are the parent or you are the caregiver and its your responsibility to keep children safe," says DeMott.
ATV salesman stress proper use includes wearing safety gear, riding an age appropriate machine, and following all manufacturer riding instructions posted on each vehicle.