LAURENS COUNTY, Ga. — CORRECTION: This story incorrectly reported today that the boy's leg was amputated after the accident. After surgery, doctors believed they were able to save his leg.
A Laurens County 12-year-old suffered severe leg injuries after a weekend ATV accident.
Georgia state patrol trooper Brian Jones says it happened around 5 p.m. Sunday on Champion Ophelia Road, north of Dublin.
He said the boy driving the Polaris Ranger ran off the roadway, over-corrected and the ATV flipped into a ditch.
Shannon White of Laurens County, who said her son was the passenger, identified the driver as Torren Harrison. She said she's been in touch with Torren's mother, who said doctors inserted pins and rod in his leg Monday and avoided amputation.
White said her own son was shaken up, but is recovering.
Brandon Evans, the coach of Torren's Dublin Havoc travel baseball team, also posted about the accident.
He wrote, “Torren is a great kid, very adamant about baseball, respectful and gave his all in every game practice etc. He was not only my shortstop and ballplayer but he was life of the team."
Evans wrote that the Havoc will dedicate Tuesday's game to Torren and pray for him.
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