Marshall County Dispatch received a 911 call just after 5:00 p.m., advising of an ATV accident with injury.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Carrie Pennington, 44, was operating an ATV on private property with a juvenile passenger when the machine flipped onto its side while trying to maneuver a turn on a trail.
Pennington and the juvenile were able to free themselves from the ATV and walk to the roadway where they were met by EMS. The juvenile was transported by family to St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Plymouth for evaluation. Pennington was airlifted to Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital burn center.
Conservation Officers remind operators and passengers of ATVs to follow all manufacturers’ safety recommendations and properly use all safety equipment.
Information on ATV safety can be located online through the Specialty Vehicle Institute of America at atvsafety.org or by calling 800-887-2887. An online ATV safety course can be found at https://www.offroad-ed.com/indiana/. Individuals who successfully complete the test are issued a lifetime certification card.
Units assisting Conservation Officers at the scene include Culver Fire, Culver EMS, and Memorial Hospital Med Flight.