UPDATED December 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
Two juveniles hurt in ATV accident
Indiana Conservation Officers were called to investigate an ATV accident Saturday, Nov. 30 in Versailles involving two male juveniles.
According to witnesses, one of the juveniles was operating a dirt bike and the other an ATV in the yard of a residence on South Benham Road near Versailles, when they came around a large pine tree in opposite directions and collided.
The juvenile operating the dirt bike was injured and transported by ambulance to the hospital in Batesville. He was later transported to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.
Cpl. Bill Beville of District 9, said accidents like this are becoming more of a problem. “It’s the No. 1 recreational activity causing injury.” Helmets are not required when operating these vehicles. “With the increasing popularity of these vehicles, it’s causing more injuries, and more fatalities.”
According to the State Police data, there have been 223 ATV accidents in 2013, and of those, 266 injuries, and 16 fatalities.