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Four wheeling death ruled accidental

A coroner's report on the death of Kyle Richard Hardisty after an ATV accident last summer was ruled accidental.
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February 11, 2015 - 11:54 AM

PENTICTON - There were no lessons to be learned as a result of a young man’s death from an ATV incident last August.

Kyle Richard Hardisty, 32, was injured when the all-terrain vehicle he was riding flipped onto its passenger side at the 18 kilometre mark of 201 Forest Service Road, August 23, 2014.

Prior to the accident, Hardisty was riding other ATV's along with a group of people when he jumped onto the passenger side of a moving ATV known as a Razor, according to a media release from the B.C. Coroners Service. The vehicle seats two people side-by-side and the driver was in the process of making a left turn but the machine tipped over and Hardistry was trapped beneath the vehicle.

The scene was recorded by a dashboard camera in one of the trucks used to transport the vehicles and people to the scene.

Bystanders assisted Hardisty by lifting the ATV off the man, calling 911 and offering what support they could until emergency services arrived.  Hardisty was initially conscious but became unresponsive prior to the arrival of the ambulance.

Emergency personnel attended the scene and resuscitation attempts were initiated to Penticton Regional Hospital, but attempts to revive Hardisty failed.

A post mortem examination revealed the cause of death to be the result of traumatic injuries to the chest. The coroner concluded Hardisty’s death as accidental, making no recommendations.

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To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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