LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A father and son trip to Buffalo Springs Lake almost turned deadly this weekend when 16-year-old Derick Miller accidentally drove his ATV off the side of a 50-foot cliff.
He blacked out shortly after the accident and when he came to, he wandered back to Campgrounds A; which was directly in front of the cliff.
He remains in ICU at UMC after suffering several severe injuries. He broke his neck, shoulders, and left wrist. He also suffers from a collapsed lung and a sprained left ankle.
Doctors told Derick the only reason he is alive is because he was wearing a helmet.