WHITLEY COUNTY â€” Sunday at approximately 7:30 p.m., two 17-year-old girls from Whitley County were injured in an ATV accident.
At the time of the accident Shannon Kincaid and Nicole Karrer were both riding on a single ATV across an open field in the area of 3899 South CR 400 W in Whitley County. While traveling across the field, the ATV went through a rough, washed out area, causing both girls to be thrown from the vehicle.
Neither of them were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, and both were initially knocked unconscious after hitting the ground.
People riding on other ATVs observed the accident and immediately called 911. Both girls were transported by ambulance to Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne for treatment of possible head and internal injuries.
Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted at the scene by the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department, Columbia Township Volunteer Fire Department and Whitley County EMS.