Tag Archive for ATV Accident

6 Year-old girl Lifelined to Riley Hospital after ATV crash July 4th

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6:28 PM

Rosedale, Ind. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV crash involving a six year-old girl. She suffered serious chest injuries and was taken by ambulance to Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was later flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.


The girl was operating a 3 wheel ATV when she failed to negotiate a turn and drove the ATV over a steep embankment, approximately 20 feet down, into a creek. The girl was pinned under the ATV for a short time until her mother lifted it and removed her. The girl was wearing a helmet which was slightly damaged.

The 911 call was placed to the Vigo County Central Dispatch Center at 2:01 p.m. The crash occurred on Valley View Lane near Rosedale, Indiana.

The machine was a 1985, red, Honda, 80cc, 3 wheel ATV.

Responding agencies: Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Otter Creek Fire Department, and Trans-Care Ambulance service and Indiana Conservation Officers.

Sent by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 5

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6 Year-old girl Lifelined to Riley Hospital after ATV crash July 4th

Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 6:28 PM

Rosedale, Ind. – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV crash involving a six year-old girl. She suffered serious chest injuries and was taken by ambulance to Union Hospital in Terre Haute. She was later flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.


The girl was operating a 3 wheel ATV when she failed to negotiate a turn and drove the ATV over a steep embankment, approximately 20 feet down, into a creek. The girl was pinned under the ATV for a short time until her mother lifted it and removed her. The girl was wearing a helmet which was slightly damaged.

The 911 call was placed to the Vigo County Central Dispatch Center at 2:01 p.m. The crash occurred on Valley View Lane near Rosedale, Indiana.

The machine was a 1985, red, Honda, 80cc, 3 wheel ATV.

Responding agencies: Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, Otter Creek Fire Department, and Trans-Care Ambulance service and Indiana Conservation Officers.

Sent by Indiana DNR Law Enforcement District 5

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Richard Wyrick, 49, of Indianapolis, Seriously Injured in ATV Accident

Kingman, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred in the 4200 block S on 500 W in Kingman. At approximately 3:30 pm, Conservation Officers and other first responders were dispatched to the area for an ATV accident involving injury.

Richard Wyrick, 49, of Indianapolis was operating a Honda Rancher four-wheeler and chasing another individual on an ATV when he lost control and collided with a tree. Wyrick was thrown from the ATV and was not wearing a helmet or other protective equipment at the time of the accident.

Wyrick sustained a collapsed lung, bruised kidney, several lacerations to the neck and other lacerations and bruises in the accident.

Wyrick was transported via Stat Flight Helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Other potential injuries are a possibility, however, Wyrick is in stable condition at this time. Conservation Officers want to stress the importance of wearing a helmet and other protective equipment when riding off road vehicles.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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14 Year Old Seriously Injured in Crown Point ATV Crash

Crown Point, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers on Monday were called to the 6400 East block of 129th Avenue to investigate an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash that left a 14-year-old female seriously injured.

The investigation revealed that at approximately 4:40 p.m. a 14-year-old female was operating an ATV with a 9-year-old passenger on a blacktop road when she attempted to make a turn into a driveway. The ATV was traveling too fast to properly make the turn and struck a nearby brick wall.

As a result of the crash, the 14-year-old operator was left with serious facial injuries and head trauma. She was transported by ambulance to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point and then transported by helicopter to University of Chicago Medical Center.

It does not appear a helmet or any other safety equipment was worn at the time of the incident. Indiana conservation officers highly recommend the use of proper safety equipment when operating all-terrain vehicles.

Indiana conservation officers were assisted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and Lakes of Four Seasons Fire and EMS.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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16-year-old Girl Suffers Head Injury in Martin County ATV Accident

Monday, May 29, 2017, 8:43 AM

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that resulted in 16-year-old girl suffering a head injury. The ATV left the roadway hitting a guardrail and road sign, causing both occupants to be ejected into the roadway.

The driver of the ATV was a 17-year-old boy, who was slightly injured during the crash. The female passenger was transported by ambulance to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for treatment.

The accident occurred around 6:00 pm on May 28th 2017 on Brooks Bridge Road. Neither subject was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Responding agencies included the Martin County Sheriffs Department, Martin County EMS, Shoals Fire Department and Indiana Conservation Officers.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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Six Year Old Boy from Vincennes Flown To Riley Hospital After ATV Crash

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 5:02 PM

Knox County – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that resulted in a six-year-old child being flown to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.

Derek Blackburn, 6, of Vincennes was operating a 90 cc four wheeler when he lost control and fell from the machine. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes for injuries to the head.

Blackburn was transported after evaluation to Indianapolis with non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The accident occurred on private property along Upper 11th Street in Vincennes at approximately 4:10 pm.

Responding agencies included Knox County EMS, Vincennes Fire Department, Vincennes City Police Department and Indiana Conservation Officers.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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Six Year Old Boy from Vincennes Flown To Riley Hospital After ATV Crash

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 5:02 PM

Knox County – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that resulted in a six-year-old child being flown to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis for treatment.

Derek Blackburn, 6, of Vincennes was operating a 90 cc four wheeler when he lost control and fell from the machine. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes for injuries to the head.

Blackburn was transported after evaluation to Indianapolis with non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

The accident occurred on private property along Upper 11th Street in Vincennes at approximately 4:10 pm.

Responding agencies included Knox County EMS, Vincennes Fire Department, Vincennes City Police Department and Indiana Conservation Officers.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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Three Year Old Airlifted After ATV Crash in Switzerland County

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:36 PM

At approximately 4:10 p.m. this evening, Hudson Otter, 3, was operating a TAOTAO Boulder B1 110cc ATV on private property near the 13000 block of Seymour Road in Switzerland County, Indiana.  The ATV rolled and pinned Otter underneath.  Otter’s father, who was supervising his ATV operation at the time of the crash, quickly removed the ATV from him and called 911.

Otter was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, which is believed to have significantly reduced further injury.

Otter was airlifted by Air Methods to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for treatment.  Otter suffered an apparent broken arm, but the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time and do not appear to be life threatening.

Indiana Conservation Officers, Switzerland County Deputies, EMS/Fire Squad 9 and East Enterprise EMS/Fire arrived shortly after the crash and are currently investigating.

Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment, no matter the age or experience of the rider, at all times.  Appropriately sized helmets, safety gear and ATV size should be considered for each individual rider and can greatly reduce the severity of injury in the event of a crash.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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Ryan Frye, 28, of LaGrange, Injured in ATV Accident

Rome City – Indiana Conservation Officers investigated a Personal Injury All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident that occurred on April 22, 2017, at approximately 4:51 pm.

Ryan Frye, 28, of LaGrange, Indiana, was operating an ATV with Mallory Frye, 26, of LaGrange, Indiana as his passenger, in the area of County Road 150 East, South of Northport Road. The ATV hit a gravel patch on the roadway and struck a guardrail at a nearby bridge.

Mallory Frye was not injured, however, Ryan Frye sustained injuries to his head and neck and was transported by Parkview Noble EMS to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana for the treatment of his injuries.

Indiana Conservation Officers were also assisted by the Noble County Sheriff’s Department and the Orange Township Fire Department.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement

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Cedar Lake Teen Seriously Injured in ATV Crash

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:49 PM

Cedar Lake, IN – Indiana Conservation Officer Corporal Matt Shurr is investigating an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash that resulted in serious bodily injuries during the afternoon hours of April 22nd, 2017.

Preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 4:00 PM Saturday afternoon, a 16-year-old male was operating his ATV after completing maintenance on the machine when the crash occurred. The operator stated he hit a jump and landed improperly, causing the ATV to eject him and roll on top of him.

The crash resulted in the juvenile suffering a lacerated liver and a collapsed lung. An experienced racer, the operator was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash which likely prevented further injury.

The juvenile was transported to St. Anthony’s hospital in Crown Point and later airlifted to Loyola University Hospital in Chicago by Life Star in serious condition.


Indiana Conservation Officers strongly recommend wearing appropriate safety gear when operating an ATV including a helmet, proper riding boots, and a chest protector among other safety gear.

SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division

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