Juvenile injured in ORV accident in Ripley County

HOLTON – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that injured a male juvenile.

The accident occurred Saturday at approximately 2:45 p.m. on private property in the 3800 block of West U.S. Highway 50.

Initial investigation showed the 7-year-old operator lost control of the machine and struck a tree.

He was taken to St. Vincent Hospital in North Vernon and later transported to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis for facial and abdominal injuries.

Investigators say the boy was wearing a helmet during the accident.

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