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14-year-old hurt in off-road vehicle accident

The girl had to be airlifted to a local hospital. Authorities say she was not wearing a helmet.
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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.