UPDATE: Soddy-Daisy teen dies after being severely injured in ATV accident in Ooltewah

(Image courtesy family)

UPDATE (Thursday 5:30 p.m.):

Bryson Scott, the 14-year-old Soddy-Daisy boy who was critically injured in an ATV accident in Ooltewah, has passed away Thursday.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and a family friend confirmed the sad news with us Thursday.

Bryson's family told us Tuesday that he suffered a traumatic brain injury after crashing into a telephone pole on Old Hunter Road.

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He was a rising freshman at Soddy-Daisy High, and star player for the Trojans baseball team.

The team expressed their condolences at their teammate's passing, calling for the community to support the Scott family:

Earlier Thursday afternoon, they announced a benefit tournament called 'Battling for Bryson'.


A family and an entire community is praying for a Soddy-Daisy teen fighting for his life after an ATV accident over the weekend.

Bryson Scott's parents tell us he suffered a traumatic brain injury after running into a telephone pole. He is 14 years old.

His family is in good spirits right now and says he is in stable condition, but they are waiting on some test results to find out just how hard his road to recovery will be.

Some of Bryson's family & friends were at the hospital Monday waiting for an update.

Bryson was riding his ATV on Old Hunter Road in Ooltewah on Saturday night with a friend when his family says he ran into a pole.

They told us he is a star baseball player, and will be a freshman this year at Soddy Daisy High.

Josh Scott told us his son Bryson has played baseball since he was three years old.

"If you have somebody with two outs that you want up at the plate, he's your guy," said Josh through tears.

Bryson's friends are holding a candlelight vigil for him at Veteran's Park in Soddy Daisy Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

If you would like to donate toward Bryson's recovery, you can do so at any TN Valley Federal Credit Union. Use the 'Bryson Scott Benefit Fund' account #: 299461.

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