Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp is urging residents to be careful if driving an all-terrain vehicle after an ATV accident Saturday sent three kids to the hospital.
Christian County 911 received the call about the crash in Assumption Township at about 3:15 Saturday afternoon. The investigation is on-going, but it appears the ATV was northbound at a high rate of speed when it went off 2400 E. Rd. about one fourth of a mile south of 1400 N. Rd. The ATV flipped several times and landed up-side down in the west ditch of the road.
Kettelkamp says the boys were 13 and 12-years-old, which makes it illegal for them to be traveling on a roadway with an ATV.
All three boys were taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital. One of the boys was then airlifted to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. That boy is still in the hospital in serious condition. Kettelkamp has some possibly life-saving reminders for all residents with ATVs.
The investigation into the crash is still ongoing by the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.