Young Child Hospitalized After ATV Accident

By Joel Hornbarger

Young Child Hospitalized After ATV Accident

August 4, 2013 Updated Aug 5, 2013 at 8:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ind (www.incnow.tv) - Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred near Salem in Washington County.

Officers say a four year old boy was operating a youth model ATV when he lost control, struck a tree and was thrown from the confines of the all terrain vehicle. The boy’s stepfather was supervising and quickly rendered aid.

The boy is being treated for injuries including a broken nose at Harrison County Hospital.

Officers say the boy was not wearing a helmet or any safety equipment. They strongly encourage riders to wear proper safety equipment when operating an ATV.

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