A little girl will think twice before getting back on a dirt bike without a helmet on after suffering injuries that changed her life when she crashed face into a door.
Nine-year-old Teeleah Jones was visiting a friend's farm in Toodyay, northeast of Perth, on August 11, when he got on a snowmobile, which he had never ridden before.
Her parents have shared horrifying photos of her daughter's terrible injuries to raise awareness about the dangers of riding without a helmet.
Teeleah Jones (pictured) suffered extensive injuries in a snowmobile accident. She was not wearing a helmet at that time
Teeleah lost control and crashed into a door at high speed, suffering extensive injuries.
They included a lacerated lip, a wrinkled jaw, a knocked out tooth, a broken tooth, and two teeth pushed 90 percent up into their gums.
All the damaged teeth in the shocking accident were his adult teeth.
Teeleah also broke his wrist and fractured his finger and needed three hours of surgery on his mouth the day after the accident.
Teeleah (pictured) needed three hours of surgery in his mouth the day after the shocking accident last month
"We have been advised that you will need ongoing treatment, which includes continuous root canals, continuous modification of braces, your teeth should be replaced when you become an adult with implants," wrote his father Justin on a GoFundMe page.
& # 39; Parents … Also make sure that your child or any child in your care wears a helmet. No matter how short the trip, it can be. It could end like this or worse.
A month after the terrible experience, Teeleah can only eat soft foods and can not bite with his front teeth.
"We know that bones can heal, but obviously teeth are our biggest concern and they are going to be our biggest expense," her mother, Teegan Robinson, told Perth Now.
"When it happened for the first time, she did not want to leave the house, she did not want to go out in public, we had to cover all the mirrors because she did not want to look at herself."
Teeleah parents have publicly shared pictures of her daughter's terrible injuries to warn other parents to make sure their children wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
The other mother apologized for allowing Teeleah to ride the bicycle without the permission of her parents, who were not present at the time.
"They did not ask me, but I would have told them to make sure they had shoes, long pants, long sleeves and a helmet, otherwise I would not have been riding and I did not have any (apart from leggings)," said Ms. Robinson.
The GoFundMe page was created to raise funds for Teeleah's ongoing medical costs, who has raised more than $ 6,200 from the goal of $ 20,000.
Any remaining funds will be donated to the Starlight Foundation of Children's Hospital of Perth.
Teeleah Jones before the accident on August 11
Earlier this week, Father's Day ended in tragedy for a family after a motorcycle accident claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy in Victoria.
Emergency services were called to a Tambo Upper property in the state's East Gippsland region after the boy crashed into a tree on Sunday.
He could not be revived at the scene, despite the desperate attempts of the paramedics.
A Kidsafe fact sheet on farm safety advises parents to provide children with age-appropriate bicycles and safety equipment and to teach them how to operate them safely in safe riding locations.
"Children under the age of 16 do not operate or occupy the position of a passenger on a quad or motorcycle," the data sheet states.