Three separate Off Road vehicle accidents over the weekend sent several to the hospital with injuries:
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reports that two individuals were transported to hospitals after being involved in an off road vehicle accident on County Road 900 E near Velpen on Sunday.
Preliminary investigation reports that 13 year old Gavin Boyd of Winslow, was operating an Off Road Vehicle with a passenger on County Road 900 E when he lost control after hitting a pothole while rounding a curve. The bike went down an embankment and both subjects were ejected from the bike.
Boyd was taken to Jasper Memorial hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A passenger, 6 year old Briar Thomas of Petersburg, was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville also with non-life threatening injuries.
Indiana Conservation Officers responded to a serious Off Road Vehicle crash in eastern Jefferson County on Saturday where 50 year old Candace Pollit of Spiceland was killed while operating a Polaris Ranger on Brooksburg-Manville Rd.
Pollit and her two passengers, her husband Mike and Tom Brammer, were westbound when the Ranger left the roadway, rolled over and struck a large log. Pollit was air lifted to University Hospital in Louisville, KY where she died as a result of her injuries.
Alcohol and speed are suspected as contributing factors in the crash.
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred on private property near Corydon Saturday evening at approximately 7:20 pm. Conservation Officers were called to the Harrison County Hospital, where a 4 year old operator was being treated for injuries, including a broken arm.
The victim, Leeandra Maldonado of Corydon, was operating the youth model ATV with a 3-year old passenger when she lost control and was thrown from the ATV. She was attended to by a guardian who was supervising at the time of the accident.
Neither child was wearing a helmet or any safety equipment.
Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV.