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Mims ATV Crash Victims In Critical, Serious Condition

MIMS, Florida — Two teenagers and a 12-year-old were airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida after being involved in an ATV accident near Mims, Florida around 5:43 p.m. on Saturday.
Phillip Matthew, 17, Morgan Wutlich 17, and Tyler Willhite, 14, all of Mims, Florida, were each driving three ATV’s southbound in the 1900 Block of Hammock Road with Matthew in the lead followed by Wutlich then Willhite.


FHP says that Matthew slowed down and Wutlich was unable to stop. Wutlich’s passenger, 12-year-old Hunter Wade, was ejected off of the ATV and was then ran over by Willhite’s following ATV. The front of Willhite’s ATV then struck the rear of Wutlich’s ATV.
A trauma alert was issued for Wutlich, Willhite, and Wade. Air Care helicopters 1, 2, and 3 were dispatched to the scene and transported the patients to the Pediatric Trauma Center at Arnold Palmer. A landing zone was established at nearby Chain of Lakes Park.

Wade is listed in critical condition while Wutlich is in serious condition. Willhite suffered minor injuries.

Matthew, Wutlich, and Willhite were issued tickets for illegally driving on a public road.

Matthew and Wutlich were issued tickets for careless driving.
Willhite was issued a ticket for failure to wear a helmet.

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  • Hello, I am a family member of the 12 year old that was critically injured in an ATV accident in Titusville Florida. We are asking for donations to help with the financial burden and his long recovery. Hunter suffered 3 head fractures from this and is going to need therapy in his recovery. Really upsets me that this accident made national news, but trying to get them to update with the Hunter Wade Fund information has proven to be a task. If it isn't breaking news of something bad, they really don't seem to care. I would appreciate any help as I have been working 7 days a week and now spending my evenings begging for financial help for Hunter and his family, leaving me no time to visit him. The Doctors have said it could weeks for a full recovery, and of course the parents are losing income and taking 12 hour shifts around the clock at the hospital. Please make any donations to: The Hunter Wade Fund at Riverside Wells Fargo Bank in Titusville Florida. Routing# 063107513 Account# 6916109454 Sincerely, Rebecca Sarver aka…Granny Becky rebeccasarver101@aol.com

  • My grandchildren are from Mims, Florida and are visiting me in California when their mother informed us of Hunter's accident. Please know that we are praying for Hunter to have a full recorvery and will be home with his family soon. Best Regards, Norma Grimmett, Skylar Boss, and McKenzie Boss.

  • Hello, I am a family member of the 12 year old that was critically injured in an ATV accident in Titusville Florida. We are asking for donations to help with the financial burden and his long recovery. Hunter suffered 3 head fractures from this and is going to need therapy in his recovery. Really upsets me that this accident made national news, but trying to get them to update with the Hunter Wade Fund information has proven to be a task. If it isn't breaking news of something bad, they really don't seem to care. I would appreciate any help as I have been working 7 days a week and now spending my evenings begging for financial help for Hunter and his family, leaving me no time to visit him. The Doctors have said it could weeks for a full recovery, and of course the parents are losing income and taking 12 hour shifts around the clock at the hospital. Please make any donations to: The Hunter Wade Fund at Riverside Wells Fargo Bank in Titusville Florida. Routing# 063107513 Account# 6916109454 Sincerely, Rebecca Sarver aka…Granny Becky rebeccasarver101@aol.com

  • My grandchildren are from Mims, Florida and are visiting me in California when their mother informed us of Hunter's accident. Please know that we are praying for Hunter to have a full recorvery and will be home with his family soon. Best Regards, Norma Grimmett, Skylar Boss, and McKenzie Boss.

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