Contact Us

Twelve-Year-Old Boy in Medically Induced Coma After Lawnmower Accident

Grass in the sky
Credit: Paul Lampard, Thinkstock

This is absolutely awful and this family needs any help they can get!

Braxton Bigelow, a 12-year-old Idaho boy, is in critical condition and fighting for his life after an accident that left him with first, second, and third degree burns on almost half of his body.

He was helping his dad try to get their riding lawnmower started when he was hit by a flaming stream of gasoline that shot out of it.

His dad jumped to put the fire out, taking off his shirt before pushing him to the ground to smother the flames. Thankfully, his dad is a former ambulance driver for the Idaho Falls Fire Department, so he knows how to think quick in situations like these. Still, when it’s your own child, I can imagine the fear!

He yelled at his son to cover his face, and it saved his lungs and airway, but it did get to his arms. He is currently in a medically-induced coma.

Family members have set up an online fundraiser to help with travel and medical expenses in the coming months. To learn more and help this sweet family, click HERE.


Best of Mix 106

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 12 Listeners' Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 12 Listeners' Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.