Oronoco Teenager Hurt Trying To Jump Street With Dirt Bike
Oronoco, MN (KROC AM News) - An Oronoco teenager was taken to the hospital Tuesday after an accident involving a dirt bike.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office says the 15-year-old was riding with some friends in the area of Cemetery St and 5th St NE around 6:00 pm when the accident occurred.
Sheriff’s Lt. Lee Rossman says the teen decided to try to drive over an embankment and down a ditch at high speed in an effort to jump Cemetery St. but he hit a bump and “went airborne prematurely and flew over the handlebar.”
Rossman says the teenager was wearing a helmet with a facemask but suffered facial injuries, either from hitting the handlebar or the ground.
Rossman says the teen was “conscious and alert” when a deputy arrived but his parents decided to call an ambulance because of his head injuries.