Portales teen in critical condition after accident

A Portales teenager was in critical condition at Lubbock Covenant Children’s Hospital on Thursday after apparently being thrown from atop a vehicle being driven by a friend.

Anthony Sapp, 16, was airlifted to Lubbock on Wednesday after suffering a head injury in the 1900 block of South Roosevelt Rd. 4 1/2.

Law officers said it appeared from witness accounts that Sapp was riding on the hood of the vehicle.

“Upon our arrival, we were informed that he had been on the vehicle with his friend driving. His friend stopped the vehicle and he fell off, making contact with the pavement,” Roosevelt County sheriff Darren Hooker said.