(Sunman, Ind.) – A 19-year-old Sunman resident is in the hospital following an all-terrain vehicle accident in Ripley County Sunday.
The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office says Matthew C. Bauman was riding a Honda ATV on County Road 1000 E near Penntown around 3:46 p.m.
As Bauman went to make a turn into his driveway, the ATV struck a guardrail. Bauman was thrown from the vehicle.
He suffered internal injuries including possible broken bones. Bauman was taken by aircare to University Hospital in Cincinnati.
Deputies say he was wearing a helmet which may have saved his life by minimizing head trauma.
The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
Sunman Rescue 20, Sunman Fire, and Ripley County Medic assisted at the accident scene.