Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred early this morning in Blackford County. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Todd P. Clancy, 56, of Fairmount, was operating a Polaris Ranger side-by-side vehicle when it rolled over in a field outside of Hartford City.
Clancy was seriously injured in the accident and was transported by a family member to IU Health Blackford Hospital. From there, he was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he was being treated for severe neck and back injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the accident. Clancy was not wearing a helmet or seatbelt at the time of the accident.
All charges are merely accusations, and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Indiana Conservation Officers remind the public to not ride ORVs while impaired, and of the importance of wearing protective equipment.