3 Kids Injured in Off-Road Vehicle Crash in Mount Vernon

3 Kids Injured in ORV Crash - Indiana DNR

An off-road vehicle crash in Posey County on Sunday resulted in one juvenile being flown to Louisville for treatment and two others sustaining minor injuries, according to the Indiana DNR.

Posted: Jul 19, 2021 8:56 AM
Updated: Jul 19, 2021 9:19 AM

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says three kids were injured in Posey County on Sunday in an off-road vehicle crash.

The crash happened around 2:00 p.m. in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The DNR says it happened on private property near Copperline Road and Blackburn Road.

The DNR says one juvenile was taken to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville for treatment before being later flown to Louisville.

Two other juvenile passengers involved in the crash had minor injuries, according to the DNR.

The DNR says none of the kids were wearing helmets at the time of the crash.

Initial investigation has revealed that the side-by-side ORV was being operated by a 16-year-old juvenile who lost control of the vehicle, causing it to overturn, according to the DNR. They say she suffered significant leg and hand injuries in the accident.

Conservation officers are urging everyone to always wear a helmet and protective gear when operating or riding on an ORV, and to always use a seatbelt or safety harness when available.

Responding agencies included the Indiana DNR, Posey County EMS, Black Township Fire Department, and the Posey County Sherriff’s Department.

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