NAHUNTA — A Nahunta teenager was seriously injured Sunday when two four-wheel all-terrain vehicles collided on Pat Harris Road north of Nahunta, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Kali Perkins, 17, was taken by helicopter to UF Health Jacksonville for treatment of serious injuries following the 4:11 p.m. accident, said Amanda Dixon, GSP Waycross post secretary.
Perkins was a passenger on a Polaris four-wheeler driven by Adam Green, 17 (who was not injured, of Hortense, that was hit by a second ATV, said Dixon.
The family of Kali Perkins is asking everyone for prayer. She is the daughter of Rege and Karla Perkins. The family said she has a fractured skull, a brain bleed, broken ribs and a punctured lung.
“If you believe in prayer, I implore you to do so now,” a family member wrote on Facebook.
An update on Facebook later indicated that surgery was scheduled for today and that they believe she will be fine.
“Praise God and thank you for all your prayers,” her family wrote.
Another ATV, driven by Westin Perkins, 13, of Nahunta, was northbound on Pat Harris Road when he drove over a downed steel guide wire lying in the road. Dixon said the impact caused the four-wheeler to overturn and he was ejected (but not injured).
While overturning, the ATV struck the other ATV driven by Green, hitting both the driver and the passenger. Green’s ATV came to rest on Pat Harris Road facing north. Dixon said the Perkins ATV came to final stop upright on all four tires.
Trooper First Class Justin Jones was in charge of the accident investigation.