A 7-year-old boy was severely injured in Howard County on Wednesday evening
after the all-terrain vehicle on which he was a passenger overturned, the
Indiana Department of Natural Resource said.
According to the DNR, Jaxin Phelps of Russiaville was pinned beneath the
ATV. He was airlifted to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, where he
underwent surgery to repair injuries to his lower left leg.
The DNR reminds riders that off-road vehicles are prone to rollovers and
should operate them with due regard. Riders should also wear proper safety
gear, including appropriate clothing, eye protection, and helmets.