Investigation

Lafayette man injured in dirt bike crash

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Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle accident that occurred Saturday near Lake Holiday.

At approximately 5:06 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the area of the 2900 block of west Edinburgh Drive.

A preliminary investigation showed that Dalton Baldwin, 25, of Lafayette was operating a dirt bike on the roadway when he lost control, causing him to leave the road and strike a landscaping wall.

Baldwin sustained severe injuries to both legs. He was flown via Stat Flight helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for further treatment.

The incident is still under investigation. Baldwin was not wearing a helmet or any other safety gear at the time of the accident. Conservation officers remind everyone to always wear a helmet and protective riding gear when operating or riding an ORV.

For information on ORV laws and safe operating procedures, visit https://www.offroad-ed.com/in/handbook and https://www.in.gov/dnr/outdoor/4431.htm 

Assisting agencies included Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Crawfordsville Medic 1 and Stat Flight Helicopter.

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