UPDATE: Man injured in ATV accident in critical condition

By: Brandon Lewis, Michelle Long Email
By: Brandon Lewis, Michelle Long Email

An Elkhart man was flown to a South Bend hospital Thursday night after an ATV accident.

The accident happened around 5 p.m. on Osolo Road north of Bristol Street.

Elkhart police say the northbound ATV was hit by a southbound SUV that was turning onto Sugar Maple Lane.

Adam Smith, 23, was taken by ambulance to the Elkhart Municipal Airport, where he was flown by helicopter to South Bend. Police say he is in critical condition.

A passenger on the ATV, Tiffany Swindle, was taken to an Elkhart hospital with minor injuries.

Police were not sure if the ATV had headlights on; according to witnesses, they didn't. They say it is illegal to drive an ATV on Elkhart city streets.


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