CULVER — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an all-terrain vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, Sept. 24, in the 16000 block of Redwood Road, north of Culver.
Marshall County Dispatch received a 911 call just after 5 p.m. Sept. 24, advising of an ATV accident with injury.
Preliminary investigation shows that Carrie Pennington, 44, was operating an ATV on private property with a juvenile passenger when the machine flipped onto its side while trying to maneuver a turn on a trail.
Pennington and the juvenile were able to free themselves from the ATV and walk to the roadway, where they were met by EMS. The juvenile was taken by family to St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Plymouth for evaluation. Pennington was airlifted to Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital’s burn center.
Conservation Officers remind operators and passengers of ATVs to follow all manufacturers’ safety recommendations and properly use all safety equipment.
Information on ATV safety can be found online through the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America at atvsafety.org or by calling (800) 887-2887. An online ATV safety course can also be found online. Individuals who successfully complete the test are issued a lifetime certification card.
Units assisting Conservation Officers at the scene include Culver Fire, Culver EMS and Memorial Hospital Med Flight.