Vancouver man beaten in California still in critical condition

By Dave Kern, Columbian assistant metro editor

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photoTyler Burton

Tyler Burton of Vancouver remained in critical condition Sunday night at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., after he was seriously injured a week ago.

Burton, 21, was knocked to the pavement after being punched in the face by someone he accidentally bumped into, according to a Chico Police Department bulletin. He was unconscious and had "significant head trauma." Burton is a 2010 graduate of Mountain View High School, where he played football.

Andres Rodriguez, 20, was booked into the Butte County Jail in Oroville, Calif., on suspicion of assault, Chico police said.

Anyone interested in helping with Burton's medical bills can donate at any Chase Bank branch.