(GREENWOOD) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident in which one adult male and one juvenile female sustained injuries.
The accident occurred at approximately 6:30 p.m., near the 1300 block of Norton Drive in Greenwood.
31-year-old Michael Landrum of Greenwood was operating an ORV on a roadway in a residential area with a juvenile passenger. For reasons not yet known, the ORV flipped over pinning Landrum underneath, while throwing the juvenile off.
Both Landrum and the juvenile were transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital by ambulance. Landrum is being treated for head lacerations and the juvenile for hand and shoulder injuries.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated, but alcohol appears to have been involved. Neither victim was wearing a helmet or proper safety equipment. It is also unlawful to operate an ORV on a public roadway unless approved by county commissioners. Johnson County does not allow ORV operation on roadways. Indiana Conservation Officers stress safe operation of ORVs and the use of proper protective equipment such as helmets.
All charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Greenwood Police Department and Greenwood Fire Department.