SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A Seattle man injured in an ATV accident in Mexico has died in a San Diego hospital, according to his family.
Chad Carrico was on a cruise October 10 when he chose to leave the ship for a day trip in Ensenada.
Carrico and friends rented ATV’s, according to his mother Theresa. While using the vehicles, Carrico hit something and lost control.
“He flew over the handles and the ATV rolled on top of him and crushed him,” said Carrico.
Carrico suffered severe liver damage, a punctured lung, and internal bleeding. He had surgery at Velmar Hospital in Mexico and was placed on life support, his family said.
The need to return Carrico to the United States became more pressing when his family learned he contracted a dangerous fungus on his nose that could spread to his brain.
Carrico was brought back to the U.S. Tuesday night but died at a Scripps Mercy hospital hours later, his family told 10News.
The family had started a GoFundMe account to raise money for Carrico's medical bills. By Wednesday afternoon, it had raised more than $4,000 of its $60,000 goal.