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3 Children Injured in ATV Accident, One Airlifted to Trauma Center

UPDATE: 4:53 P.M. – According to Fire Officials, a 12-year-old female was transported to Zephyrhills Hospital, a 12-year-old male was transported to Tampa General Hospital, and a 7-year-old girl was airlifted to Tampa General with traumatic injuries.

WEBSTER – Fire Rescue is on the scene of an ATV accident that has injured at least four people, including three children.

According to sources, the accident occurred in a retention area near Sharon Court where one adult and three children were injured.

The adult driver has refused medical treatment but one of the children suffered serious injuries and will be airlifted to local trauma center for treatment. Two other children will be transported by ground to a local hospital for treatment.

The injured children range between 7 and 12 years old according to our sources.

Bayflite will be landing at Ridge Manor Park to airlift the injured child.

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  • My Daughter raced 4 wheelers since she was 4. She was a terror to all that raced against her. In 16 years of racing a fractured wrist. I wouldn’t and she wouldn’t have missed those times for the world. Go to Dade City on any Thursday or Saturday night and check out the action .You will be amazed at the age and skill of the riders.

    Sunday, 8 January 2017, 9:22 pm
  • Wow do you all have nothing better to do than worry about someone else parenting there children . first and for most what are you children doing while your on here worrying about “non ya business ” and actually I was raised on atv’s from birth and some of my good friends are great riders . accidents happen has nothing to do with parents its fate and I’m glad it wasn’t worse but things happen .your going to sit here honestly and say all this like you or your child “if you even have any “have never done one thing dangerous .. BULL CRAP !!!! MIND YOUR OWN BUISNESS AND LET THESE FAMILIES BE AT PEACE .. bunch of sarcastic moron’s if I say so .. B?

    Sunday, 8 January 2017, 9:07 pm
  • wow every one has so many different details on this.. some one died some one didnt, it was a utv it was an atv there were multiple vehicles there was only one there was gear there wasnt gear.. Any one have the actual details.. like the actual real details. this story in the comments section is like a drunken version of the telephone game..

    Sunday, 8 January 2017, 7:42 pm

    Sunday, 8 January 2017, 10:01 am
    • It was a side by side not a 4 wheeler. We have one that seats 6.

      Sunday, 8 January 2017, 3:35 pm
      • Actually it wasn’t even a side by side. It was a utility vehicle that you would use on your farm or something. Seats two with a little tailgate area

        Sunday, 8 January 2017, 3:50 pm
  • Are you kidding me with some of these comments. These parents just lost a child. Don’t dare blame them. Not one parent alive can say they haven’t taken their eyes off their child for a few minutes or looked back and thought to themselves later, maybe we shouldn’t have let them do that. Shame on you people bashing parents that have just lost a child. Pray for this family and for yourself. You need prayers for judging this poor family.

    Saturday, 7 January 2017, 10:55 pm
    • Nowhere in this article does it say a child was lost. You are about ignorant. Hopefully this is an eye-opener for everyone involved because instead of just one child being air lifted for a crushed leg it could’ve been 3 children dead. They were children 7-12 who were not wearing any protectice gear! The adult driving should’ve should’ve ensured those children were properly secured with the proper gear. And he didn’t and neither did any of the rest them (includinh the moyher). It was a stupid situation that those children should’ve never been in and all adults involved do deserve the consequences that is coming to them!

      Sunday, 8 January 2017, 5:59 am
    • Chris, what article are you reading? Nowhere does it state anyone LOST A CHILD. It says 3 children hospitalized, 1 with traumatic injuries. I would suggest before YOU bash commentors, you reread the article, pray for better eyesight &/or comprehension of written word. I have read this 3 times & NOWHERE DOES IT SAY ” LOST A CHILD “.
      Fun entertainment for a 7 y.o. should not land them in a hospital with traumatic injuries!!!

      Sunday, 8 January 2017, 7:20 am
  • Hope they were wearing head gear…… get up dust them off and giver another try thats the way to either learn and live or the other option. pray you get the chance to make that decision. smh

    Saturday, 7 January 2017, 10:43 pm
  • Lets show off and pack the ATV with kids.Lets go real fast and hit big bumps. OOPS!!!!!

    Saturday, 7 January 2017, 7:32 pm
  • Prayers for the children and parents.

    Saturday, 7 January 2017, 7:02 pm
  • What is wrong with parents?? A 7 y.o. and atv?? Don’t you have any more sense than the kids??? You are supposed to be making sure nothing happens to your children as a parent NOT BEING THEIR PLAYMATE IN STUPIDITY!!! My prayers for recovery of these children. Adult male,as far as I’m concerned, needs to be investigated by cps along with mother for allowing such idiocy.

    Saturday, 7 January 2017, 6:20 pm
  • My prayers to the families.

    Saturday, 7 January 2017, 6:02 pm
  • I hope that law enforcement and child services takes a real close look at this incident!

    Saturday, 7 January 2017, 4:53 pm
    • Why is it that once a child gets hurt all the sudden, the first thing people say is get dcf involved. Realizing that maybe just maybe it was a legit accident? Dcf is a double edged sword and can do alot of emotional damage and stress on the children as well as help those who really are abused. This person wasn’t beating them kids but rather entertaining them and spending quality time with them . It doesn’t say faul play was done or abuse. Simply that a accident happened and children were hurt. Maybe a child excited to go for a ride ran out infront of the atv and caused them to turn fast or roll. I am not saying that dcf should not follow up and see what happened but that shouldn’t be the first thing to enter peoples mind. I’m more worried about the children and their conditions and hope that they recover from this. And for the adult involved ,I know they are going thru alot and assure you that if it was a true accident that they themselves are feeling enough guilt and only had the best intentions for giving the kids and fun time. I’m a parent myself and have 4 boys under 10 and they love to go trail riding and if something happened to them I would only hope that people would see the bigger picture rather than automatically judge and get Dcf involved without knowing the whole story.

      Saturday, 7 January 2017, 9:35 pm
      • That’s what an investigation will determine, after all there are a bunch of idiots who have children and don’t do a really good job of parenting.

        Sunday, 8 January 2017, 6:44 am
        • Now we know your problem

          Sunday, 8 January 2017, 11:18 am
      • Justin = AMEN TO YOUR POST!!

        Sunday, 8 January 2017, 8:24 am
      • Well said

        Sunday, 8 January 2017, 11:30 am
    • Bethy go fix your tooth friggin idiot.

      Sunday, 8 January 2017, 5:42 am

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