Two Injured When ATV Slams Into Swimming Pool

May 27, 2017

Two people were injured when their ATV crashed into a swimming pool Friday night near Allentown in northern Santa Rosa County.

Jack Jernigan, 62,was driving the ATV across a yard in the 5500 block of Allentown Road with passenger Sissy Jernigan, 8, sitting in front of him.  Sissy Jernigan grabbed the throttle, causing the ATV to accelerate. Jack Jernigan tried to veer around an above-ground pool, but he struck the pool, causing the ATV to overturn. The occupants fell off the ATV, and ATV landed on top of them.

Jack Jernigan was airlifted by helicopter to Baptist Hospital, while Sissy Jernigan was transported by LifeGuard EMS ambulance to Baptist.

The accident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.


One Response to “Two Injured When ATV Slams Into Swimming Pool”

  1. Nod on May 27th, 2017 11:36 pm

    It is amazing the number of children hurt because some adult is trying to be good to them or entertain them. Wise up adults.

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