A 16-year-old girl was transported to an Omaha hospital after crashing a dirt bike Monday night near Kennard.

Blair and Kennard rescue personnel and Washington County sheriff's deputies responded to the crash around 5:30 p.m.

The girl was riding off County Road 25 when she lost control of the bike and hit the side of a building. The girl was flown by medical helicopter to Nebraska Medicine with non-life threatening injuries.

"She's alert, somewhat conscious and breathing," Sgt. Gregory Corns said. "She's disoriented from a head contusion."

Sgt. Corns said the girl was trying to learn how to drive a dirt bike.

"It was a very aggressive dirt bike and she was not wearing a helmet," he said. "It took off at a high rate of speed, tore across the yard and hit the Quonset building."

He said her head hit a glass window that shattered and caused substantial damage to the building due to the high rate of speed.

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