By Staff Report. From Originally posted: November 23, 2014. Original Article.


A teenage girl was airlifted Sunday afternoon after she was involved in an ATV accident.

At approximately 12:38 p.m., Darke County Sheriff deputies along with Gettysburg Rescue, Bradford Fire Department and CareFlight were dispatched to the 6,600 block of Smith Road on a report of a private property injury accident involving a 4-wheeler ATV that had been flipped in a field.

The investigation revealed a Polaris 500 Scrambler 4-wheeler ATV was being operated by a 14-year-old female. She was riding the ATV through a family owned field and lost control after riding in a grass waterway ejecting her from the ATV and then the ATV rolled on top of her.

She was taken to Miami Valley Hospital aboard Careflight for non-life threatening injuries and she was not wearing a helmet at the time.

This accident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.