St. Johns, Florida Man Critical After ATV Accident


ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) are very popular in North Florida as well as other areas of the State and the country. I actually grew up riding a three wheel ATV at my father’s plant nursery in South Florida. I do not recall any accidents or incidents with the ATV but I do recall almost tipping and crashing a few times. When children operate an ATV, it is vital that there is proper instruction and rules as well as supervision. When adults are operating an ATV, it is up to the adult to keep a look out as to surface conditions, speed, balance, and other safety measures. Some ATV accidents are wholly unexpected while others can be avoided with slower driving, better choice of surface areas, day time versus night time riding, and other safety measures. In St. Johns, Florida, the Florida Times Union newspaper website reported that Ronald Drawdy was taken to Shands Jacksonville Hospital with serious personal injuries after an ATV crash on the Bartram Air Park property. Deputies reported that alcohol may have played a role in the incident. An investigation will be conducted into the facts and circumstances regarding these injuries. It was not reported who was driving or operating the ATV at the time of the incident. William Byrd, III, was treated at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida. Byran Cannon was treated for injuries at the scene of the ATV crash. You can read more about this ATV crash at Man Critical after St. Johns ATV Crash.