DEKALB COUNTY, Indiana — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that injured a teenage girl.
The accident happened Wednesday, on private property in the 5900 block of County Road 55 around 10:57 a.m.
The 14-year-old lost control and was thrown from the machine. She was airlifted to the hospital for her head injuries. She was not wearing a helmet or any other protective riding gear, according to authorities.
Conservation officers remind everyone to wear a helmet and protective riding gear when operating an off-road vehicle.
Indiana law requires all operators or passengers on ORVs, who are under 18, to wear a DOT-approved helmet.