Four-wheeler accident sends Enfield man to Evansville hospital; UPDATEPosted by Jack Howser on Friday, March 17th, 2017 @ 12:06 pm.
There's an update to report in this incident; this comes from Mr. Westfall's daughter, Rachel Attebury:
As some of you may have heard, dad was in a 4 wheeler accident this evening just before dark. Something happened with the 4 wheeler and it tossed Dad off and onto the pavement. He isn't quite sure exactly what happened, but we are thankful to God he wasn't hurt worse. He was life-flighted to St. Mary's hospital in Evansville with numerous injuries. Those injuries include broken ankle, fractured pelvis, bruised liver, 4 broken ribs, fractured transverse process in the lumbar (lower back), along with some road rash. No head or neck injuries. We are so Thankful it wasn't any worse. My dad could use prayers for the weeks to come. What a horrible way to end a birthday.
Side note: we had all just returned home from St. Mary's a couple hours before his accident welcoming my miracle baby niece (Dad's granddaughter) into the world earlier that morning and it was also my Dad's birthday
Below is the original post put up earlier today:
WHITE CO., Ill. - White County sheriff's officials have released information on a serious four-wheeler accident that happened yesterday evening.
White County Sheriff Doug Maier said that at approximately 6:35 p.m. last night (Thursday, March 16), Douglas R. Westfall, 57, of rural Enfield, was operating a green Honda 4-wheeler on County Road 1800N when a traffic crash occurred.
Maier said evidence at the scene indicated Westfall lost control of the ATV before rolling the vehicle. West fall was thrown from the ATV.
The White County Ambulance Service responded and administered aid to Westfall. However, due to the extent of his injuries, an Air Evac helicopter was requested and responded to the scene. Westfall was then transported by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville.
There's been no update on his condition. If we learn more, we'll post.
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