Colton Standridge, the eighth grader injured in a four-wheel accident Monday in Jackson County, remains in critical condition at Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta. He is the son of Warren Standridge, a former coach and teacher at Banks County High School.
Standridge, 13, has already had several brain surgeries and a feeding tube was inserted Wednesday.
Standridge received serious head injuries when he was struck by a car while driving a four-wheeler on Cabin Creek Road, near Nicholson. He was apparently driving to the residence of his grandparents, just up the road, when he pulled into the path of an eastbound Honda Accord. He was transported by Emory Life Flight to Egleston Monday afternoon.
A prayer vigil was held at East Jackson Middle School Monday night with more than 100 people attending. A second prayer vigil was held Tuesday night at Jackson County Comprehensive High School with another large crowd attending.
Colton is a seventh grader at EJMS. His father is a coach and teacher at JCCHS. His mother, the former Tammy Booth, is a kindergarten teacher at East Jackson Elementary School.