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Patient taken to hospital by helicopter

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

An early morning one-vehicle accident resulted in one person being transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by medical helicopter June 9.

William Griffin, 18, of Elletsville, remained hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, according to a hospital spokesman.

Tiffany N. White, 22, Terre Haute, was traveling eastbound on SR 46 near CR 500W. at 4:25 a.m. when she swerved to miss something in the roadway and lost control of the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, hit a guard rail and the vehicle then crossed the roadway and into a ditch. The vehicle flipped and landed on the roadway and skidded to it's final point of rest.

A front seat passenger, Griffin, of Elletsville, was ejected from the vehicle and landed in a lawn south of the vehicle, approximately 30 feet from the vehicle.

He was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital and then Life-lined to Methodist Hospital with an open scull fracture. He was not wearing a seat belt. White and rear passenger, Natasha Freeman, 19, of Spencer, were both treated at St. Vincent Clay Hospital for injuries suffered in the accident.

The vehicle was a total loss. The speedometer had been broken and the needle was stuck at 80 miles-per-hour, according to authorities.

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