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ATV Accident Victim Not Giving Up

By: Will Jones Email
By: Will Jones Email

Next week, we'll be telling you about what laws legislators scrambled to get passed at the last second. One topic that we won't be discussing is ATV legislation. A Lincoln County man paralyzed by an ATV accident says he wants ATVs off the road for good, and even though his life has changed immeasurably since the accident he's not slowed down one bit.

An ATV accident is what put Daniel Adkins in this wheel chair.

“My opinion is to send everyone back to Japan where they belong,” said Adkins. “I despise them because that's how I got hurt.”

His loved ones say they're grateful he survived it.

Daniel is making the best of his condition by hosting a bingo fundraiser to raise money for him to compete in the upcoming rifle season.

The accident may have changed the way he gets around, but it didn't alter his will.

It's a story that Daniel prefers to be a lesson of the dangers of riding ATVs. A vehicle he says he wants the legislature to ban.

“I despise them because if anybody had to deal with my situations day after day, they would see the pressure it puts in their family,” said Adkins. “It's just a hardship.”

It’s a reality he wants no one else to have to live.

The proposed legislation called for banning four wheelers on all paved roads, but a new ATV safety bill is now unlikely in this legislative session.


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