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April 20, 2012

Update: ATV accident injures two Thursday night

Live Oak — A 14-year-old Wellborn girl was airlifted to Shands of Gainesville Thursday night in serious condition after she and another were ejected from a four-wheeler, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Raivyn Summerfield was ejected after the ATV she was riding struck a ditch on CR 417 around 6:30 p.m.

The report released Friday night states that James Michael Jones, 18, of Live Oak, was operating the four-wheeler on private property east of CR 417, south of CR 136 when he crossed CR 417 and struck the ditch on the east shoulder of CR 417. The four-wheeler overturned, ejecting Jones and Summerfield.

FHP reports that Jones suffered critical injuries.

Neither was wearing helmets, according to FHP.

FHP reported that charges are pending a further investigation. 

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