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UPDATED: Man transported to Methodist following accident

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

CLAY CITY -- A Terre Haute man was transported to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following a motorcycle accident south of Clay City Monday.

At approximately 8 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff's Department received a 911 call regarding the accident.

According to reports, the person who made the call, a neighbor near the accident scene, reportedly heard a horn honking continuously. The person walked to investigate the honking and discovered a motorcycle and its rider in a nearby ditch.

The person then called 911 and sheriff's deputies and rescue personnel were dispatched.

Emergency responders arrived to find a white male lying partially under a downed tree with the motorcycle nearby. Deputies said Anthony "Jarrid Britton, 19, Terre Haute, had apparent head trauma and was unresponsive and somewhat "combative" with rescue personnel.

Rescue personnel and TransCare provided immediate care. Britton was then flown to Methodist Hospital via AirEvac for further treatment.

According to information, deputies believe the motorcycle was traveling north on State Road 59 when failing to navigate a curve and traveling off road. According to reports, it appeared Britton struck a ditch, catapulting the motorcycle into the air. Officials believe the motorcycle and Britton struck the downed tree.

The accident is still under investigation. Officials confirmed late Tuesday that Britton remains hospitalized and is listed as being in critical condition. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Department, it is believed Britton was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

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