Off-road vehicle crash in Attica sends one to hospital


ATTICA, Ind. (WLFI) – A man was airlifted to an Illinois hospital following an off-road vehicle crash in Attica Sunday afternoon.

Attica Fire Chief Ed O’Farrell said the man, whose name has not been released, was driving his vehicle up a hill at Badland Off Road Park around 3:30 p.m. when the vehicle rolled back on him. The driver suffered a severe chest injury and was airlifted to a hospital in Champaign, Ill.

The crash was one of at least two other off-road vehicle crashes in the state over the weekend. According to the Indiana Department of National Resources, Joan McCoi of Peru accelerated her off-road vehicle quickly causing her to lose control and throw her from the vehicle Sunday afternoon. She was not wearing a helmet and was transported to Dukes Hospital where was treated for minor injuries.

On Saturday evening in New Washington, Christopher Harrod of Jeffersonville sustained serious head injuries after rolling in a Palaris Razor ATV. He was a passenger. He was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital. The driver, Justin Bruner of Sellersburg, left the scene and was later found and charged with leaving the scene of a serious bodily injury accident. Authorities said alcohol was a factor in the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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