On Sunday, December 3, 2017, a young boy was injured when he pulled a mini-bike out in front of a motorcycle in Morgantown, Indiana.
According to the report, the accident resulted in the 11-year-old suffering injuries to his wrist, torso, and leg. The boy was not wearing any protective gear at the time of the accident. Thankfully he is in stable condition and the motorcyclist suffered no injuries.
The accident raises awareness of the recently enacted Play for Kate law in Indiana. The Play for Kate law came into effect on July 1st of this year, and it requires all minors in Indiana to wear DOT approved helmets while riding all-terrain vehicles. The law is named after Kate Bruggenschmidt, a young girl who was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident.
This mini-bike accident also emphasizes the importance of being on the lookout for recreational vehicles at all times when driving. It’s important to practice defensive and hyper-vigilant driving at all times of the year, but especially with the unseasonably nice weather that we have been having lately.
As you venture out on the roadways, make sure that you are always watching for other vehicles (even small ones), and if you get in an accident, contact our team at Boughter Sinak, LLC right away to put a fighter on your side.