Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

March 29, 2013

Man airlifted after ATV accident

Brent Brown
Greensburg Daily News

Milford —  A Milford man suffered head injuries after falling from an ATV he was operating near his home Friday afternoon.

According to Indiana Conservation Officer Andy Hagerty, Rolland Jolliff Jr., 54, was driving an ATV he had borrowed from a friend when, for reasons unknown, Jolliff was thrown from or fell off of the vehicle.

Jolliff suffered head injuries in the crash and was airlifted via Lifeline helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

The accident occurred at approximately 3:48 p.m. near County Road 100 North and County Road 755 West.

The helicopter, which had been deployed from Columbus Regional Hospital, landed near the Milford Cemetery and transported Jolliff after his condition was stabilized. Responders stated the victim was initially unconscious at the scene but had exhibited “some movement” prior to being transported. Officer Hagerty was unable to give the Daily News an update on Jolliff’s condition at press time Friday.

Hagerty noted Jolliff was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, however, the State of Indiana does not require an ATV operator to wear protective headgear, the conservation officer added.

Assisting at the scene were members of the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, Decatur County EMS, Greensburg Fire Department and the Burney-Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Contact: Brent Brown 812-663-3111 x7056