A Washington State teen is in critical condition in Seattle after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall from a horse during an equestrian competition.

Washington Teen Injured In Equestrian Competition Accident

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A Washington State teen has suffered a traumatic brain injury from a horse riding accident this week in Elma. She was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she remains in serious condition.

According to witness reports, 17-year-old Skye Morris was riding her horse as part of the Castle Rock equestrian team at a horse riding competition when the animal collided with a steer, fell, and rolled on top of the Kelso High School student. Although the girl was wearing a helmet, she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Her mother told reporters that although the teen was still intubated, doctors think that the girl should be able to breathe on her own and should wake up soon.

The equestrian community has rallied around Skye and her family after the child's accident, with at least four benefits for the teen taking place in the coming weeks. The benefits will help pay for the girl’s medical bills. In addition, those looking to help can contribute to the Skye Morris Benefit Fund.

Category: Kids Safety, Children Injuries and Accidents

1 Comments to "Washington Teen Injured In Equestrian Competition Accident"

ive known Skye for almost 10 years when i heard this happend i was shocked. i pray every night for her to come out of this coma. we pray for you Skye.
Posted by Richard Perkins on March 31, 2011 at 03:33 AM

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