Crown Point, IN – Indiana Conservation Officers on Monday were called to the 6400 East block of 129th Avenue to investigate an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) crash that left a 14-year-old female seriously injured.
The investigation revealed that at approximately 4:40 p.m. a 14-year-old female was operating an ATV with a 9-year-old passenger on a blacktop road when she attempted to make a turn into a driveway. The ATV was traveling too fast to properly make the turn and struck a nearby brick wall.
As a result of the crash, the 14-year-old operator was left with serious facial injuries and head trauma. She was transported by ambulance to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point and then transported by helicopter to University of Chicago Medical Center.
It does not appear a helmet or any other safety equipment was worn at the time of the incident. Indiana conservation officers highly recommend the use of proper safety equipment when operating all-terrain vehicles.
Indiana conservation officers were assisted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department and Lakes of Four Seasons Fire and EMS.
SOURCE: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement