A 12-year-old Michigan was seen grasping her older sister’s hand in the final photo taken just before she died from injuries she suffered in an ATV crash.
Riley Robinson was taken off life support after the vehicle she was riding in lost control on rough terrain and slammed into a tree on her grandmother’s property.
The horrifying crash left her 14-year-old sister, Peyton, in critical condition.
The heartbreaking image shows the siblings lying in their hospital beds, with neck braces on and casts all over their bodies.
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Riley and Peyton Robinson fought for their lives together in hospital after an ATV crash
Dad Larry Robinson describes signing donor papers as ‘the hardest thing’ but wanted to help other families spend more time with their loved ones
Riley Robinson passed away as a result of the injuries sustained from an ATV accident on September 9
Riley’s vehicle crashed into a tree and her brother Tyler called the emergency services after the discovering the accident that happened around 10am that morning
Peyton’s palm is seen resting on her sister’s hand with her fingers intertwined.
Riley can only loop her thumb around her sister’s middle finger.
Just a few hours later, Riley tragically passed away. Her family donated her organs and saved the lives of six other children.
‘I think the hardest thing we did was signing the paper for organ donation,’ he told Fox 2 Detroit. ‘I don’t get our daughter back but there are six families that get a little more time to spend with their loved ones.’
Peyton’s arms, elbow, shoulder were fractured in the accident.
Her father was especially keen for her to be able to wear her favorite outfits without worry after reconstructive surgery.
Riley (pictured with her father center) was riding with sister Peyton (right) at the time
The sisters were riding around their grandmother’s home in Missaukee County
‘The doctor said that he was going to look at trying to fix her collarbone, make sure it heals right, because little girls like to wear dresses,’ Robinson said about the procedures taking place, that will also address her eyes, jaw and nose on Friday.
Children under the age of 16 can ride the recreational vehicles so long as they have had safety training and are supervised by an adult.
Regardless of age, anyone riding an ATV must wear a helmet.
Riley and Peyton’s 16-year-old brother, Tyler, discovered them near their grandmother’s home in Missaukee County and called the emergency services after the accident.
Father Larry Robinson will donate Riley’s organs in hope there’s a chance her death can help save the lives of six other young people
He described their brother Tyler, who pulled the ATV off his sister, as a ‘hero’
He pulled the recreational vehicle off his sister in what their father describes as an act of heroism.
‘He’s my hero. He called 911, and got the 4 wheeler off his sister. He did everything he could,’ the distraught parent told Fox 2.
Riley was later airlifted to Grand Rapids hospital but succumbed to her injuries.
‘Life as you know it can be over in a blink of an eye,’ Robinson continued. ‘She was the life of the party. Trusting, very caring.’