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UPDATE: Soddy Daisy teen hurt in ATV crash passes away

Posted: Aug 07, 2018 8:32 PM Updated:

UPDATE: The Soddy Daisy teenager who was injured in an ATV crash in Ooltewah over the weekend has passed away.

The family of Bryson Scott says the 14-year-old passed away on Thursday.

Bryson received traumatic head injuries when he crashed into a telephone pole on Old Hunter Road in Ooltewah.

Funeral arrangements have not been released at this time.

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PREVIOUS STORY: The Soddy Daisy community is rallying around a 14-year-old boy and his family. Over the weekend, Bryson Scott was severely injured while riding an ATV. 

He received traumatic head injuries when he crashed into a telephone pole on Old Hunter Road in Ooltewah. His father tells Channel 3 Bryson is a fighter. 

Bryson's family is in good spirits while he remains in the hospital. They tell Channel 3, they are taking it day by day and there's no telling how rough the road to recovery will be.

“Bryson is a fighter. He is going to give everything he can,” said Josh Scott, Bryson’s father.

Bryson Scott was looking forward to starting high school this week, but due to a tragic accident, he is now clinging to life.

“Bryson needs prayer, if everyone would just pray for him. He is a fighter, he's fighting,” said Bethany Conner, a friend of the Scott family.

His father Josh Scott gushes with pride about his son. He describes Bryson as an upcoming star for the Soddy Daisy High School baseball team and says his son enjoys being active and has a sense of adventure.

Bryson wasn't wearing a helmet when he crashed into a pole, while four-wheeling with a friend over the weekend.

“He's got severe head trauma, a lot lacerations to his skull,” said Scott.

The amount of support the family has received is proof of the kind of kid Bryson is, someone who made everyone feel loved.

“Everybody wants to be around, always cheerful, always helping others the best he can. Just a happy go lucky kid,” said Scott.

Friends are returning that love. There is already an account set up to help with his hospital expenses.

“If you would like to make donations, it is at the Tennessee Valley Credit Union. You can go into any branch and make a donation there,” said Bethany Conner.

Additional counselors will be at Soddy Daisy High School and Loftis Middle School for the first few days for anyone who needs to talk about the accident.

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