Plymouth Boy Injured in ATV Accident

A seven-year-old Plymouth boy was airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital after receiving injuries in an ATV accident on Saturday.

The preliminary investigation by the DNR indicates that the ATV was being operated by Brent Hoover near the intersection of 9th Road and Sycamore Road in Plymouth. His sons were passengers on the three seat side-by-side ATV. He drove over a drainage ditch and lost control of the ATV. It rolled end over end several times before coming to rest right side up. One of his sons, Brady Hoover, was taken to the Plymouth Hospital by ambulance and then airlifted to South Bend Memorial Hospital for observation. Brent Hoover and his other son, Bryce Hoover, were treated and released at the Plymouth Hospital.

No one was wearing a helmet and only Bryce Hoover was wearing a safety restraint at the time of the accident.