Memorial Day ORV crash in Fort Wayne injures 3 teens

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that injured three teenagers late Monday afternoon.

Posted: May 26, 2020 11:03 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that injured three teenagers late Monday afternoon.

The accident occurred at around 6 p.m. in the 1400 block of Tulip Tree Road in Fort Wayne.

Officers said a side-by-side ORV occupied by three teens, ages 16, 15 and 14, was heading west on Tulip Tree Road when the driver lost control after hitting a patch of gravel on the road.

The say the driver overcorrected, causing the ORV to overturn on its right side.

Medics treated the three teens at the scene and transported were later driver to Dupont Hospital for additional treatment of their injuries, and the 15-year-old and 14-year-old were treated and released.

The DNR says the 16 year-old was transferred to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne for further treatment of injuries.

Officers said the teens were not wearing helmets or seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Indiana law requires all operators and occupants of ORVs under 18 to wear a helmet approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Drivers must also have a valid driver’s license to operate an ORV on roads.

It is unclear if the teenagers will face ane charges or citations at this time.

For a description of the legality of operating ORVs on county roads visit the DNR's website.

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