Two injured in weekend ATV accidents

Indiana conservation officers are reporting two serious ATV accidents over the weekend.

In the first incident on Friday afternoon, a Seymour child was seriously injured in an ATV crash  in Brown County.

Conservation officers report that a 12-year-old was driving the ATV at about 3:10 p.m. Friday on Lutheran Lake Road in southern Brown County when the vehicle flipped in a turn and landed on the child. The victim was flown by Lifeline Helicopter to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in serious but stable condition with head and chest injuries.

Conservation offices say that neither the 12-year-old, nor a 16-year-old passenger, were wearing helmets, protective gear or seatbelts. The 16-year-old was uninjured.

A Brown County man was injured Saturday night in an ATV accident.

Conservation officers report that 46-year-old Ronnie Camden was riding an ATV after dark in a private yard when he hit a rut, and was thrown off the ATV, which then rolled over on top of him.

That happened at just before 10 p.m. Saturday in the 900 block of Fruitdale Drive at his home. Camden suffered chest, neck and back injuries according to officer’s reports. He was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

Officers report that he was not wearing protective gear.