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Sullivan Man Injured After ATV Accident
Updated September 28, 2015 8:30 PM | Filed under: Accident
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(KNOX CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that resulted in a Sullivan County man being flown to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville by life-flight helicopter.

At approximately 12:13 a.m. Knox County Dispatch was advised of an ATV accident that occurred on private property near Nicholson Road and Parish Road Sunday.

According to police, 21-year-old Benjamin Taylor of Carlisle was operating a Polaris Razor side-by-side ATV with 18-year-old Taylor Ashcraft of Sullivan as his passenger. Benjamin Taylor lost control and both men were ejected from the vehicle. Ashcraft suffered minor injuries; Benjamin Taylor was pinned underneath the ATV and was flown to St. Mary's hospital for neck injuries.

Police say neither man was wearing safety gear, and alcohol may have been a contributing factor.

Responding agencies included the Oaktown Fire Department, Washington Township Fire Department, Knox County Sheriff's Department, Knox County EMS, St. Mary's Life-Flight and Indiana Conservation Officers.

Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage the use of safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, riding boots and chest protectors when operating an ATV.

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