A single vehicle accident at 13699 Nonpareil Road near Sutherlin has left a young child with critical injuries and seriously injured at least one other adult on Thursday evening.

As a result of the accident, which happened around 6 p.m.Thursday, a reported 5-year-old patient was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center where a crew from a REACH helicopter was waiting.

Approximately 90 minutes later, the REACH helicopter lifted off with one unidentified patient.

More to come.

Mike Henneke has been working in newspapers for nearly 30 years. Dad of 5 kids, send more snacks.

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The little 5 year old boy is my nephew and the driver was my sister. There was one other whom is my niece. My sister and niece are alright and was discharged, but my nephew was sent to Portland from Mercy Hospital in critical condition. He had bleeding in his brain and isn't waking up. The accident happened from the Ball joints failing and the road was slippery and was raining. She couldn't steer anymore and drove off the cliff. He was ripped out of his seat belt and flow out of the explorer's window where it landed on him. We are going to Portland in the morning.

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