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Accident victim undergoes reconstructive surgery

Not even a week ago Jarrod Trice of Milner was seriously injured in a traffic accident at the intersection of Highway 41 north and the Highway 36 bypass. Trice, 28, was driving a gray, four-door sedan when it is suspected he fell asleep at the wheel and hit the guardrail nearly ripping the top off. A medical evacuation helicopter was called to the scene and Trice was taken to a Griffin hospital. This morning Tommy Blackmon, the maternal grandfather, of Trice stopped in the office of The Herald-Gazette to offer an update. Trice is still in stable condition in the intensive care unit of the Atlanta Medical Center. His official medical report indicates a broken neck between the C6 and C7 vertebrae. There was also severe damage to the spine as well as a plethora of stitches, cuts, bruises, scratches, dents, and otherwise surface injuries. At this point surgeons don’t expect a mobility recovery, Blackmon confessed. Blackmon immediately followed by saying, “God has a plan for everything and everyone and we can’t presume to know what He will and will not do. We are just thankful he kept Jarrod alive.” At this time Trice has a wired jaw and has recently undergone facial reconstruction for his face and jaw. Trice was in plastic surgery for five hours and was returned to his room. On a positive note Trice is able to move his left arm and shoulder and both a vertical and horizontal direction(s). When his current round of treatment is completed and he has been removed from a ventilator Trice will be transferred to South Fulton hospital.

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