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Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division
Monday April 29th, 2013 :: 10:23 a.m. EDT

Toddler Injured in ATV Accident-White County

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Division of Law Enforcement

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
402 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2748

For immediate release: April 29, 2013
Toddler Injured in ATV Accident-White County
(BUFFALO-IN) Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV accident that occurred in White County which resulted in serious injuries for a toddler. The incident occurred on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:35pm at 5147 E SR 16 in Buffalo. Xzavier Q. Barnett (1) was a passenger on a 90cc Yamaha ATV that was being operated by his older brother Brayden (8). The brothers were riding through their back yard. Xzavier was not wearing shoes and at some point his sock became entangled in the chain of the machine. This entanglement pulled his foot into the gear causing the complete amputation of all five of his toes. Xzavier was transported to IU White Memorial by the Monticello Fire Department. He was later flown to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. Neither boy was wearing a helmet or protective equipment. Upon the completion of this investigation the case will be presented to the White County Prosecutors Office and the Indiana Department of Child Services for review.
Indiana Conservation Officers recommend the use of protective equipment, including a helmet and sturdy boots while operating an off road vehicle. According to Indiana law, ATV’s operated by children under the age of 14 must be directly supervised by an adult.

Assisting agencies include:
Buffalo Fire Department
Monticello Fire Department
White County Sheriff’s Department

Lt. Dan Dulin

Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division
402 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 812-837-9536

Dan Dulin
Law Enforcement

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