Parchment comes together after recent grad injured in bike crash

Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014
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PARCHMENT, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A recent Parchment High School graduate is in critical condition in a California hospital.

Charlie Eaton is in critical condition after crashing his bike last week. This weekend, people in Parchment wanted to make sure he knew they were supporting him.

Eaton was biking alone near Sacramento, Wednesday, when he crashed. He was wearing a helmet, but landed on the side of his head and was airlifted to the hospital.

He is now in critical condition. Back at home in Parchment, people have tied orange ribbons, to match Eaton's red hair, all over downtown.

Eaton's high school soccer coach says he is a great athlete but a lot more.
(:01:04-)Tom Nesbitt/Soccer Coach

Tom Nesbitt says Eaton is a "great guy to get along with. Everybody loved him, he was friends with everybody. If you look around the school during homecoming, things like that, Charlie was always the center of attention. Not because he wanted to be but he was so outgoing."

Family members tell Newschannel 3 Charlie Eaton is unconscious but has been responsive and is able to move his fingers.

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