Teen thrown from ATV while texting, hospitalized with head injury
FLOYD CO., IN (WAVE) – A 15-year-old passenger was thrown from an ATV while he was texting, suffering a head injury, police say. He was flown to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville.
Around 5:45 p.m. on May 3, a 14-year-old was driving the Kubota utility vehicle around a turn on uneven asphalt. The two were on private property in Floyds Knobs, according to a report from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources law enforcement.
Police say the passenger was texting on his cell phone and could not prevent himself from falling off the vehicle.
Neither was wearing a safety belt or protective equipment.