Rick Patocka accident
ALAN "RICK" PATOCKA of David City smiles from hospital bod in Omaha despite obvious discomfort. Patorka, 18, was seriously injured near Columbus 28 in an accident that left two companions dead. ding beside Rick's bed is nurse Kathy Manta. A to raise funds to help pay Patocka's medical underway, with the four Butler County banks serving depositories. The accident left Rick burned and paralyzed: he has undergone several skin graft operations and more treatments are needed.