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Elkhart teenager taken to hospital after falling off dirt bike

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on July 29, 2013 at 1:27 p.m.

ELKHART — A teenage boy was taken to the hospital after he fell off a dirt bike behind his Baugo Township home.

Baugo Township Fire Department and the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department responded at 12:14 p.m. to the 29000 block of C.R. 18.

Brian Gonzales, assistant chief of Baugo Township Fire Department, said a group of teenagers were riding their dirt bikes behind a house when one of them slid and fell off his bike. The boy was unconscious for a few seconds after he fell, and was taken to Elkhart General Hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Gonzales said.