SKIATOOK, Okla. — A Skiatook 6th grader is sharing a safety reminder, after she was injured in a utility terrain vehicle (UTV) accident earlier this month.
The 11-year-old was enjoying Labor Day weekend with her friends, when their UTV they were in flipped at least twice, and they were thrown from the vehicle.
Kallie Gravil says the razor rolled and landed on her.
Her mom, Crimson Gravil, says, “When I pulled up, I saw her. Nobody wants to see their kid like that, screaming for you; at that time all I could see was blood all over her face, and her eye was protruding a bit.”
Crimson says Skiatook paramedics rushed her daughter to the hospital. She thanks the adults who were there who called 911 and prayed over them.
She says, “She had broken bone on the left side, down here, on the jaw, this whole right side was shattered.” Kallie had a grade 3 facial fracture, and she’s spent this past month in the hospital or at home recovering. She’s hoping to be able to go back to school next week.
She’s speaking up because she wants to remind people about safety. She says, “Always wear your helmet and seatbelt, also safety googles if needed.” Her mom adds, “It was just a lack of judgement, seeing them ride off like that, and I knew it. I didn’t say anything. We’re grateful no one else was seriously injured, and the only thing she had was a fractured face. Just make sure you use your safety precautions, they’re there for a reason.”
Cards, flowers, and the community support keep Kallie going! Crimsons says, “I want to thank the adults at the accident who called 911 and made sure to pray over us, and the paramedics of Skiatook for a speedy response and getting us to the hospital safely. All our doctors, nurses, and healthcare teams took care of us.”
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