Many car accidents that occur usually only cause property damage. However, several accidents do end in injuries. According to the NHTSA, approximately 2.6 million people a year are injured in car accidents. The most common types of injuries people suffer from as a result of car accidents are whiplash, scrapes and cuts, broken bones, head injuries, internal bleeding, and herniated discs. Some people suffer from severe injuries that can be life-altering. Paralysis and traumatic brain injury requiring re-learning tasks that were already learned are common.
The Newnan Times-Herald reports on a boy who was paralyzed in an accident arriving home after a two-month hospital stay.
Dominick Perez and his mother, Ann Marie Brown, were involved in a three-car wreck on January 14th. The accident happened at about 3:30 p.m. on Ga. 16 near Elders Mill Road when a Jeep Wrangler struck two vehicles.
The Honda in which Dominick was a passenger went west in the eastbound lane before coming to rest in a private parking lot. All three occupants of the Honda were taken to Atlanta Medical Center. Dominick was then transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for further treatment. The accident left him paralyzed and with limited speech. His family is now learning to care for him and will have 24-hour nurses available at first. Dominick was transported home from Children’s Healthcare on Monday by an ambulance and was escorted by two Newnan Police officers.
He is in good spirits and was smiling and blowing kisses to everyone as he returned home after a two-month long hospital stay.
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