Wednesday, June 28, 2017

14 Year-Old Suffers Head Injury in Carroll County ORV Accident

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident involving minors that occurred this afternoon near Pittsburg in Carroll County. Witnesses at the scene stated a 14 year old Delphi male was operating a when he attempted to catch his baseball cap that had flown off of his head. He lost his balance and fell off of the four-wheeler, hitting his head on the roadway.  The minor was airlifted by IU Health Lifeline to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to be treated for his head injury. Two passengers on the four-wheeler, another 14 year-old and an 11 year-old were not injured. No safety equipment was being worn at the time of the crash. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage anyone operating an ORV to wear the proper protective equipment along with a helmet.  A new state law, effective July 1, requires operators and passengers of an ORV, that are under the age of 18, to wear a DOT approved helmet.