Miles City native injured in rollover accident
Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6039) 11 years ago
http://billingsgazette.co...002e0.html

A Billings man remains hospitalized after a one-vehicle rollover near Roberts.

Brady Patch, 22, was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Highway 212 when, at 4 p.m. and about two miles south of Roberts, it drifted into the oncoming traffic lane, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Todd Hagenbuch said.

Patch overcorrected, and the car went into a skid and went off the east side of the road. It then hit a driveway, went airborne and rolled at least twice into an adjacent field, Hagenbuch said.

Patch, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. He was taken by ambulance to Beartooth Hospital in Red Lodge and then flown by helicopter to St. Vincent Healthcare.

Hagenbuch said doctors worked to relieve pressure in Patch's skull after he suffered from what appears to be a brain injury in the crash. Patch remains in intensive care at the hospital as of Saturday afternoon.

Blade Stiller, 27, of Billings, was a passenger treated and released Friday evening from Beartooth Hospital. He was wearing a seat belt when the rollover happened.

The Montana Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash.

I couldn't see that anyone else posted this, so here you go. I haven't decided whether or not I'll stick around to see if this thread veers the way I fully expect it to.

I put the over/under at 10 posts. I'm feeling generous.

On a more positive note, I hope that Mr. Patch makes a full recovery.

[This message has been edited by Brian A. Reed (4/24/2010)]
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Posted by stephen (+251) 11 years ago
Sad, I wonder if he was texting and driving. I mean why else would you veer? Well, I shouldn't jump the gun, it could have been a car problem.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6039) 11 years ago
Highway 212 is notoriously hazardous, Stephen. Could be any number of reasons. Why someone would go without a seatbelt on that road - or any road for that matter - is beyond me.
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Posted by Monet (+163) 11 years ago
The Patch family has had enough heartache and tragety. Let's all just keep them in your thoughts and prayers and not speculate on why it happened. No need to drag their name through the mud!
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Posted by polar bear (+510) 11 years ago
Is this the family who lost their son to a baseball injury?
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
So sad and so young...Prayers for the family for his total recovery!!
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Posted by Smiley (+849) 11 years ago
I hope he makes a full recovery Well wishes
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Posted by Vern (+67) 11 years ago
Lets keep the Patch family in our prayers. He is a very nice young man.
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Posted by Chips81 (+15) 11 years ago
Prayers to the Patch family.
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Posted by Jody K (+108) 11 years ago
Yes this is the same family who lost Brandon to the baseball injury. Hoping for a full recovery. Lots of prayers to the Patch family.
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+273) 11 years ago
i hope brady patch recovers from this rollover accident. i wish his parents and other family members great strength during this time.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Best wishes and all... My only wonder is how Brady was able to ignore the seatbelt bell. That drives me nuts if I don't put my belt on..
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Posted by Vicky Strom (+126) 11 years ago
My prayers are with the Patch family.

[This message has been edited by Vicky Strom (4/25/2010)]
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11786) 11 years ago
Seat belts, people, seat belts.
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Posted by polar bear (+510) 11 years ago
Does MT have a seat belt law? Is it primary or secondary?
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Secondary.
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Posted by Slosh (+703) 11 years ago
Last I heard, from a girl at the hospital last night, Brady had successful surgery to reduce the swelling on his brain on Friday night. By last night (Saturday) he was awake and talking and recovering much quicker than expected.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6039) 11 years ago
Most excellent news. Thanks for the update, Josh.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Brian, I didn't update. Someone else did.
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Posted by Steve Craddock (+2733) 11 years ago
I hate to break it to you, Mr. Rath, but you're not the only Josh in town. Kudos to you for wearing your safety belt, even if the main reason you do is to stop that infernal bell from dinging.

To everyone else - even if you have some weird excuse for not wearing your seat belt (it wrinkles my dress, takes too long to put on, etc.), please do it anyway for the sake of your family members.
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Posted by Ryan (+478) 11 years ago
Our family sends prayers to the Patch family. Thanks for posting updates.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6039) 11 years ago
Josh (Rath) - I know that you're immeasurably brighter than everyone else here, but just in case you're having an off day, please allow me to help you out.

The post immediately preceeding mine was posted by Slosh, whose real name happens to be Josh. (You may have noticed that "Slosh" and "Josh" rhyme. Clever, huh?) Out of respect for him and gratitude for the update that he posted, I addressed him by his given name. As Steve said, Josh is a rather common name. I am sorry if I have shattered any illusions you may have had for being the only Josh in the world. Had to happen sometime, but I'm sure you'll get over it in time.

Had I thanked "Junior" or "Sport" or "Sparky" or "Boy Wonder" for the post, you would be safe to assume that I was referring to you, Josh (Rath). But being as you never posted an update of Mr. Patch's condition, you can be confident that I noticed it as well and thanked the appropriate party.

And Josh (Rath), thanks for reminding me why I didn't come back here for two and a half months.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
Also Brian, I now realize, again, why you are such a jackass... I assumed you accidentally typed my name instead of slosh... But whatever. Take it way over what a normal response should be. Also, I do realize there is more than one Josh within MilesCity, but generally on these forums when someone says "Josh" it has meant me.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14963) 11 years ago
If only our brains and fingers had a seatbelt-like restraining device...

My prayers for a complete recovery are with the Patch family. May the grace of God sustain you in your time of need.

[This message has been edited by Richard Bonine, Jr (4/26/2010)]
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
Really glad to see you back Brian!! Have missed you...
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Posted by Shu (+1796) 11 years ago
Are there any updates on Brady's condition at this time? Also,if there are updates could we please share them without getting into any stone-casting and personal attacks? I don't think this thread is the place for that. Thank you.

I'll send a prayer for Brady and his family, as well.
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Posted by LisaC (+27) 11 years ago
Last report from my son yesturday was that Brady was doing better and starting to get up and walk around.
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6039) 11 years ago
Good to hear.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 11 years ago
Fantastic.
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Posted by T Brown (+479) 11 years ago
Big huge sigh of relief. Thank GOD!!!!
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Posted by Kari (+113) 11 years ago
Way to go Brady! You are a tough kid! We can't wait to see you!
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