MAPLETON, Utah — A teenage boy died Thursday as a result of a go-kart accident in Mapleton.
Just before 4 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the intersection of Aspen and Dogwood Drive on reports of a crash involving a teenager in a go-kart.
When paramedics arrived, they found a 13-year-old boy in the road, unconscious and not breathing.
Crews began life-saving efforts and transported the teenager to Utah Valley Hospital, where we died of his injuries sustained in the crash.
An investigation is underway, and the Utah Highway Patrol is helping with accident reconstruction. Another vehicle was involved in the crash, and police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Mapleton Police later identified the boy as Bridger Robison.
His family provided the following written statement after the tragic accident:
Bridger was the light and life of the party with his Red hair and blue sparkling eyes.
He was quick to make friends; and was blessed to have so many good ones.
This fall he would have been attending the Mapleton Junior High as an 8th grader.
He loved playing soccer with his Utah Storm club team, and loved playing on a basketball bantam team for Maple Mountain. He also loved the new dunk hoop on our Trampoline; and would play hours with his three brothers whom he loved.
Tennis and pickle ball were becoming an easy sport for him; quick to learn and really smart. He also loved to sing and play the piano.
He was looking forward to serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when he turned 18 and was living an incredible life in preparation. His testimony showed in his countenance as he loved to serve others around him.
He loved spending time with family. His sister is currently serving a mission in the New York City mission Spanish speaking for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He would always pray for her to get the gift of tongues. Very giving and serving young man!
The Robison Family would like to thank all those who have been Praying and serving in any way. We have felt the love and support from our Mapleton Family and Friends from all over.