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Horse Accident

Posted on 24th February 2011 at 09:05

Skye Morris, 17, of Rose Valley is listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, after having suffered a severe head injury during an equestrian competition last weekend in Elma. The Daily News reports on the incident, which took place while Morris was competing with the Castle Rock equestrian team. Morris was riding her horse, Dixie, when she collided with a calf. The girl was thrown from the horse, falling face-first on the ground. The horse then rolled on her head, cracking her helmet. It’s reported that Morris was not breathing when paramedics first reached her; she was taken by LifeFlight to Seattle, where doctors removed a portion of her skull to help deal with brain swelling. Family members say that she’s currently in a medically-induced coma, and they say it could be some time before they try to bring her around. An account to help the family with expenses is now open at Cowlitz Credit Union on Washington Way in Longview. There’s also a spaghetti feed and auction in support of the family planned for a week from Sunday, March 6th, at Truluck’s Restaurant on Ocean Beach Highway, running from 2 until 8 pm on that day.