Matthew Williams, an 18 year old from Jacksonville was critically injured in Baker County when he fell off his ATV. The ATV accident has left him with a life-threatening condition.
He was riding a 2005 Artic ATV on private property off Cow Pen Rd around 3:00 p.m Sunday afternoon. Williams attempted to drive over a large dirt mound when he lost control and fell off the ATV. That’s when, FHP says the ATV tumbled onto Williams. He was flown to Shands Hospital in critical condition.
The rising popularity of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) for both work and play has unfortunately also led to an increase in the number of accidents associated with those vehicles. Even more serious, recent news reports have shown that some ATVs may have design flaws that cause them to be unsafe, even under normal use.
Unfortunately we see many ATV accidents involving children and young men like Matthew Williams. We encourage all drivers and passengers to be safe and wear a helmet while on an ATV. If you have been injured while riding an ATV call the Law Offices of Henry Gare at (904) 387-6101.