-- — Indiana Conservation Officer Steve Miller responded to an all-terrain vehicle incident near Batesville Sunday, June 10, around 3:30 p.m.
A Polaris Razor was making a turn near the intersection of County Road 600 East and Frontage Road just north of I-74 when the operator, Joshua Siefert, 28, Batesville, lost control. It overturned, causing Siefert to be ejected, according to an Indiana Department of Natural Resources release.
Siefert was airlifted to University Hospital, Cincinnati. His status was unknown as of Monday morning.
The passenger, Stacy Luers, 22, Batesville, was treated at Margaret Mary Community Hospital for minor injuries and released.
Neither was wearing a helmet or protective gear, the release said. ICO is continuing to investigate.
Officers encourage individuals who operate ATVs to be mindful of hazards. “Be sure to wear protective gear, clothing and helmets while operating these vehicles.” Children should be supervised. Individuals should be familiar with the ATV’s operation and limits.
The report added, “As with any other vehicle, individuals should refrain from consuming alcohol while operating.”