In the afternoon of Sunday, December 3, 2017, an 11-year old child was injured while driving an off-road vehicle after colliding with a motorcyclist. The child was riding an on a Monster Moto mini-bike along Whetstine Road in Morgan County, as he followed behind his Grandfather who was on a lawnmower. The child attempted to proceed around the lawnmower when he pulled in front of a motorcycle that was on Whetstine Road. The child was not wearing any safety gear when the accident occurred and suffered injuries to his wrist, torso, and leg. The Child was taken to IU Health of Morgan County and was then transferred to Riley Hospital for Children where he was stated to be in stable condition. In Indiana, all minors are legally required to wear helmets while riding any kind of all-terrain or off-road vehicles. This law, Play for Kate Law, was named after Kate Bruggenschmidt of Warren County who was only 11 years old when she was killed in an ATV accident. Anyone who violates this law can receive a $500 ticket. Officials do not believe that drugs or alcohols were involved in this accident.
Safety laws exist for a reason and when an accident happens it can mean the difference between life and death. Acts of negligence on the road often lead to serious injuries and massive damage bills. If you or someone you know is involved in an automobile collision through no fault of their own, please contact the experienced legal team at Schiller Law Offices at 888-578-3100 or at IndyInjured.com to learn more about your potential right to compensation.