Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred today in southern Brown County.
At approximately 3:11 p.m. this afternoon, units were dispatched to the 8000 block of Lutheran Lake Road in Brown County reference an ATV accident with serious injury involving two juveniles.
Initial investigation has revealed that a 12 year-old Seymour juvenile was operating a side by side style ATV on Lutheran Lake Road. While attempting to navigate a turn, the juvenile lost control and left the roadway. Once off the roadway, the machine flipped on its side and landed on the juvenile. The 16 year-old passenger was not injured.
The 12 year-old was transported to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis via helicopter in serious, but stable condition with head and chest injuries.
It does not appear that either juvenile was wearing a helmet, protective gear or seatbelts at the time of the accident. It is also unlawful to operate an ATV on any roadway, street or right of way in Brown County.
Other agencies on scene were the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department, Columbus Regional Hospital Ambulance and Stat Flight.