Family holds auction to help pay for son's medical bills

Posted by Debra Worley - email

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A four-year-old boy returned home from the hospital in May after suffering injuries from a serious ATV accident.  Now, the boy's family is struggling to pay his medical bills.

Jones Carr of Penderlea was riding with his father Feb. 21 when the 4-wheeler flipped and landed on him.

The Carr family spent three months in hospitals as their son, Jones, fought for his life.

An auction will be held Friday evening to help pay for expenses from the accident.

The benefit auction will start at 6:30 and be held at the Auction Company of Wilmington on Market Street.

Jones Carr Fund donations can also be made to:

Jones Carr Fund
First Citizens Bank
1910 Eastwood Road
Wilmington, NC  28403

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 900 Americans die each year in ATV-related incidents and more than 150,000 are injured.

Important Facts:

  • ATVs are not toys! They are powerful and potentially dangerous vehicles.
  • Adult ATVs can travel at more than 60 miles per hour and weigh up to 850 pounds; youth ATVs are made to travel at lower speeds that are more appropriate for children's ages and skills.
  • ATVs can easily tip over and roll. The unpredictable nature of off-road conditions makes training and proper use essential.

For more information about ATV safety, local laws, national and state data, please visit

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