I.C.O.'s Investigate Three NE Indiana Injury Crashes
Sunday May 11, 2014 7:46pm
By: Jim Measel
(UNDATED) - It was a busy weekend for Indiana Conservation Officers as they investigated at least three injury crashes including one in Steuben County.
A Fremont teenager was injured Saturday afternoon in an off road vehicle accident. 15-year-old Zachary Cazier was operating a dirt bike in a field behind a residence in the 6400 North block of County Road 300 West when he hit a rut and was thrown from the machine. Cazier was wearing a helmet and protective riding boots at the time of the accident. He was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center for treatment of a leg injury.
Meanwhile, a Decatur man was injured in a DeKalb County accident late Saturday afternoon. 44-year-old David M. Huss was operating a dirt bike at G and S Racetrack in LaOtto when he tried to jump a hill on the track. He did not have enough speed and landed short of the jump. Huss was thrown over the handlebars and suffered injuries to his ribs, clavicle and lung. He was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center.
A Wolcottville man was badly injured late Friday night in an off road vehicle in Noble County. 39-year-old Jeffrey Gallup was operating a Kawasaki 450R in the 3900 block of County Road 1150 North just before 10:00pm when the machine overturned, causing Gallup to fall off. Conservation Officers say he was not wearing a helmet or safety equipment. Gallup was airlifted by the Samaritan Helicopter to Parkview Regional Medical Center with head and internal injuries. Conservation Officers were assisted by the Noble County Sheriffs Department, Rome City Police, Orange Township firefighters and Noble County E.M.S..