Frankfort – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) crash with injuries to a juvenile that occurred in Clinton County this afternoon.
Investigating officers reported a juvenile male, 8, of Thorntown was operating a small four-wheeler in a wooded area in southwestern Clinton County. The ORV struck a log on the trail causing the ORV to flip onto its side, landing on the juvenile.
The juvenile was transported to Witham Hospital in Lebanon by a family member. The juvenile is being transferred to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to receive treatment for a broken bone in his arm. He also sustained bruises on his leg from where the ORV landed on top of him. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage anyone operating or riding on an ORV to wear the proper protective equipment along with a helmet. Starting July 1, anyone under the age of 18, operating or riding on an ORV will be required by State Law to wear a DOT approved helmet.