Conservation Officers Looking For Information On ATV Accident

Conservation Officers with the Indiana Department of Transportation continue to ask for the public’s help as they try to gather information about a late Friday afternoon ATV Accident in southeast Dubois County that sent three Juveniles to the Hospital.

Authorities say at about a quarter after five Friday afternoon three juveniles were riding on an ATV along Harts Gravel Road near Birdseye. The three told conservation officers a red truck drove up from behind them and struck the ATV. The vehicle then left the scene of the accident.

The operator of the ATV 15-year old Maurice Campbell of Owensboro (KY) lost control and the ATV rolled down an embankment. Brown and his passengers 13-year old Hunter Mendoza of Jasper and 12-year old Catalina Mendoza of Birdseye were all ejected.

All three subjects suffered non life threatening injuries and were transported to Memorial Hospital in Jasper for treatment and evaluation.

Conservation officers say ATV protective gear was not being worn.

The Dubois County Sheriffs Department, the Birdseye Fire Department, Memorial Ambulance Services and Indiana Conservation Officers all responded to the scene.

Authorities ask anyone who may have any information regarding this case or the whereabouts of the truck involved in this accident, to please call 1-800-TIP-IDNR or Indiana Conservation Officers  dispatch at (812) 837-9536.

Of course Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage the use of ATV protective gear such as helmets, gloves and riding boots.

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