Local teen comes home to a pizza party after surviving an ATV accident

Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 9:07 PM CDT
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LEESVILLE, La. (KALB) - John Williams, a paramedic with Acadian Ambulance, threw a surprise party for his 13-year-old friend, Tristan Cole.

Saturday, Oct. 17, Cole had an ATV accident. Cole says one of the ATV’s brake pads malfunctioned and caused one of the wheels to lockup. As a result of the wheel locking-up, the ATV flipped over.

Cole did injure his hand during the accident, but overall says he is fine.

“He was probably one of the most respectful 13-year-old kids I picked up in a long time,” Williams explained. “Never really complained at all about anything... he was concerned about everything else other than himself.”

“While lying in the hospital bed... I was thinking,” Cole said while holding back tears. “I told myself, ‘Well, Jesus has a plan for everything, and so it’s a good outcome either way.’”

Cole got out of the hospital on Oct. 20.

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