Fifteen Year Old Injured in ATV Accident Near Ferdinand; Lifeflighted To Kosair (AUDIO/PHOTOS)

Photo Provided by Indiana DNR

Photo Provided by Indiana DNR

FERDINAND (NNDC) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred around 11:00am Thursay morning on Mariah Hill Road southwest of Ferdinand near the Dubois/Spencer county line.

Officers say 15-year old Kendra Steckler of Ferdinand was found lying in the roadway along Mariah Hill Road with the ATV she was driving (pictured) on its side.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources spokesman Joe Haywood says Steckler was taken to the Ferdinand Fire Department by a family member and then was transported to Jasper Memorial Hospital for head trauma.

She was then flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY by St. Mary’s Life Flight for further treatment.  Her condition is not known at this time.

Haywood says its not known at this time exactly what happened…

Haywood says Steckler was not wearing any protective equipment such as a helmet.

Haywood says conservation offficers strongly encourage the use of protective equipment while riding ATVs such as helmets, riding boots, gloves, and shin guards.

For more information on ATV safety visit www.offroad-ed.com/indiana/

Lifeflight air ambulance leaving Jasper's Memorial Hospital with Kendra Steckler enroute to Louisville. Photo: Indiana DNR

Lifeflight air ambulance leaving Jasper’s Memorial Hospital with Kendra Steckler enroute to Louisville.
Photo: Indiana DNR

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