The death of 21-year-old Bridget Allen, who was fatally injured when the all-terrain vehicle she was driving fishtailed and overturned at an Alabama off-roading facility, was among the most-viewed Daily News stories of 2019.

CRESTVIEW — News sites across the internet, like the Daily News’ own website, sometimes must serve as chronicles of unfortunate circumstance, like the June death of a 21-year-old Crestview woman at an Alabama all-terrain vehicle park and campground.


Happily enough, though, there also are places in the digital universe that can serve as repositories of people’s best times, the fun and smiles that mark their lives.


That’s certainly the case for Bridget Allen, who died in a June 29 ATV accident at Boggs and Boulders in Andalusia, Alabama. According to a Daily News report on the accident, Allen was driving an ATV at the park at about 10 p.m. when she lost control and crashed. The accident took her life and seriously injured 23-year-old Autum Cadenhead, a passenger in the four-wheeled off-road vehicle.


Memories of Allen live on via her memorialized Facebook page, kept intact for the people who remember her life and may want to revisit their shared times with her. The page notes that she went to Navarre High School and attended Pensacola State College, shows her sharing tender moments with her young son, Dawson and his father, Ethan Frymark, smiling with friends. hugging a puppy, and visiting Disney World.


"They went to Boggs & Boulders for the weekend, like they have a whole bunch of times," Jacqueline Frymark, the mother of Allen’ s boyfriend, said in the days after the accident. "She was driving and lost control and started fishtailing, and then just completely lost control." The ATV eventually flipped over, according to Frymark.


Both children and adults who ride ATVs at Boggs and Boulders are required to sign liability and indemnity waivers prior to using the facility.


At the time of the accident, a friend of Allen’s boyfriend set up a GoFundMe page that raised $2,000 in just a few days to help the young man and the couple’s young son.


According to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Alabama ranked 17th in the nation for ATV deaths, with a total of 362 deaths from 1982 to 2017, the last year for which data are available.


The CPSC rankings list Florida at sixth in terms of ATV fatalities from 1982 to 2017, with 616 deaths reported.