Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off road vehicle accident last weekend that resulted in injuries to a Huntingburg woman and a Pike County man.
Authorities say at around a quarter after 8 Sunday evening 56-year old Terry Jones of Petersburg was operating a 2012 Honda TRX420 in the 2600 block of East 475 North in Pike County when his vehicle reportedly struck a dog.
Officers say Jones lost control of the vehicle causing it to roll over ejecting Jones and his passenger, 39-year old Candace Parks of Huntingburg from the vehicle.
Jones and Parks were both taken by helicopter to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville where Jones who reportedly sustained serious bodily injuries remains in critical condition. Parks was treated and released from the hospital.
Conservation officers say no safety equipment was used in the incident and that alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor.
Indiana Conservation Officers recommend always wearing a helmet when operating or riding a ORV, and always following manufacturer recommendations for operation.
Conservation officers were assisted at the scene by the Pike County Sheriff’s Department, the Petersburg Police Department, the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department, Pike County EMS and Air Evac.