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Man airlifted after accident

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Brazil man was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital for injuries sustained in an ATV accident Sunday afternoon.

According to Indiana Conservation Officer Paul Harden, shortly after 2 p.m., Josh Williams, 26, Brazil, was injured while riding an ATV northbound on Chicago Avenue. Harden said witnesses reported that Williams' braked to stop when his hat flew off and the vehicle flipped over on top of him in an area near 121 N. Chicago Ave.

Suffering from head trauma, Williams was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital and later taken by AirEvac air ambulance to Wishard Hospital in Indianapolis. Williams' condition was unknown as of press time.

Members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Brazil City Police and Fire departments, Clay County Search and Rescue also responded to the accident.

Because the Indiana Department of Natural Resources investigates all ATV accidents, Harden said the accident remains under investigation.

"(According to state law,) ATVs are not allowed to be driven on the streets of incorporated cities or towns," Harden told The Brazil Times. "County ordinance only allows ATVs to be driven on county roads if the ATV is registered with the DNR, legally insured and operated by a licensed driver (wearing a helmet) for the purpose of hunting, fishing or agriculture reasons."

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I am so sorry this young man was injured.. I am also concerned that this law is rarely obeyed. We have kid and adults riding in our area all the time. Parents do not concern themselves with this law when they purchase the ATV's for their children. This is the adults responsibility. They ride very fast without helmets with little concern for others. I wish owners of ATV's were made to obey laws that already exist. Without real penalties this will never happen.

-- Posted by localgal on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 9:29 AM

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