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Three children injured, one killed in ATV crashes this week, new law days away

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — In the last week three Indiana youths have been injured while operating all-terrain type vehicles.On Tuesday an 11-year-old boy was killed when the ATV he was riding rolled on top of him. A report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources say the boy was riding in a Gibson County field when the accident occurred. Police say the riders were not wearing a helmet of protective equipment.In Daviess County on Monday an 11-year-old was when his ATV clipped a van near an intersection. The ATV flipped and ejected the rider and his 9-year-old passenger. The 11-year old was flown to an Evansville area hospital for treatment. The 9-year-old passenger was treated for minor injuries. Neither victim was wearing protective equipment.On Saturday the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department investigated another crash involving a 12-year-old boy in the 5600 block of Brownstown Road. The boy lost control in a grassy area and struck a picnic table. The victim was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of a leg injury. The youth was wearing a helmet.Beginning July 1 all children under 18-years-old will be required to wear a helmet while operating off-road equipment. The new law will make it a Class C infraction to operate an off-road vehicle on public or private land.last_img read more