UPDATE: Four-wheeler accident at private hunting club leaves one man hurt

DIBOLL, TX (KTRE) – The victim of a four-wheeler accident that occurred Saturday at a private hunting club in Diboll is said to be out of surgery and expected to make a full recovery.

According to a member of the hunting club, who asked not to be identified, the accident was an accident and nothing more.  The victim had been working his hog traps with several other members and left on his four-wheeler to return to his cabin.

After the accident the victim told other club members he was riding down the main road, lost control and over-corrected his four-wheeler.  The victim underwent surgery after suffering from a broken pelvis, hip, knee and compound fracture to his lower leg.

Diboll Police officer Matt Reppond said the accident happened sometime mid-afternoon Saturday at a private hunting club on Boots Havard Road in Diboll.  Reppond said several other people were also on the property when the accident occurred.  He noted he was conscious and appeared alert when he was taken from the hunting club.

The victim was transferred by ambulance to a Lufkin hospital, then taken by helicopter to a hospital in Houston suffering from what police believe was an injury to his leg and hand.

Emergency personnel including Diboll Police, Lufkin EMS and the Angelina County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident off FM 1818.

Family members said it appears he's going to be OK and expressed thanks to all of the medical responders who responded quickly and cared for him.

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