Grandfather wants to know what happened in ATV crash

Kaiden Ross is clinging to life after an ATV accident.
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LAKE COUNTRY - A grandfather is looking for answers after a serious ATV accident in orchard country left his grandson in coma.

Kaiden Ross, 18, and an unidentified female passenger, also 18, were thrown from all-terrain vehicle they were driving the evening of August 12. The girl suffered minor relatively  injuries but Ross ended up in intensive care at Kelowna General Hospital.

While police say alcohol may be a factor, they also say a major mechanical failure lead to the crash of the mini-ATV and Peter Carley wants to know what that was.

“I’m not trying to find blame, I”m just trying to find out what happened. I know it was also the kid’s fault. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, he had a couple of drinks. I know it won’t make any difference to the outcome, but I’d like to know what happened."

He plans to contact Lake Country RCMP about accessing their report on the mechanical condition of the vehicle, which he says was loaned to Ross.

Carley says his grandson remains in intensive care.

“He may never recover from this. He hasn’t responded to anything. They just did an MRI and it’s not looking good. His brain was swelled up.”

A gofundme account has been set up for Kaiden Ross, but Carely said the family is not supporting the page, which was set up by a friend of of the young man.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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