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.

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