A seven-year-old child was killed Monday evening in what one official called a “tragic accident” in Braselton.
Maj. David Cochran of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Samples was killed when the ATV that he was riding on with two other juveniles went under the trailer of a parked tractor trailer at a Davenport Road address.
Samples apparently failed to duck his head when the four-wheeler went under the trailer and was killed instantly, according to the Jackson County Department of Emergency Services.
The other children involved in the accident — a five-year old brother of the victim and a 10-year-old female driver —received minor injuries, and were treated and released at the scene.
Cochran said the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t plan to press charges against anyone. The parents were on the property at the time of the incident, he said.
I would like to say how sad this is to hear! I feel
terrible for the mother and father. And my thoughts and
prayers go out to this family. It is sad and they are
not at fault in any way. I have seen my kids get hurt and
felt like there was something I could have done to prevent
it. As parents we would like to believe we can protect our
kids from any harm. But that is not so and I just hope that
they will not feel like they could have prevented this from
happening. I hope that everyone will support them and just
be there in this horrible time. I'm so sorry not that it helps
in anyway to hear those words.