Photo courtesy of Tellico Plains Police Department
|Published: 4:21 PM, 09/03/2013
||Last updated: 4:21 PM, 09/03/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Tellico Plains High School student
was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville
after a two-car collision in front of the school Tuesday morning.
According to Tellico Plains Police
Capt. Daniel Hampton, Trevor John "T.J." Shaw was traveling south
in his Toyota sedan when he cut in too quick at the intersection of
Highway 68 and Bear Lane (leading up to Tellico Plains High School),
rolling his vehicle onto a Ford Ranger truck driven by James
Kirkland. The road was closed for 45 minutes.
Kirkland, was charged with driving on a
revoked license, second offense, and was also charged as a habitual
motor vehicle offender.
Hampton's incident report said other
charges are pending. Kirkland was taken to Sweetwater Hospital for
treatment of minor injuries.
Shaw is now listed in stable condition
at UT Medical Center, where he was moved into a patient room on
Thursday. His mother, Pam Devine, told The Advocate & Democrat
his injuries included fractured bones around his eyes and nose, a
fractured neck and bleeding on the brain and spinal cord.
has undergone two surgeries on his eye and nose and is scheduled for
surgery on his neck on Tuesday. After that he will be in a neck brace
for at least four to eight weeks, or longer.
"It'll be a long recovery," said
Devine. "Especially with the neck surgery."
Devine said prayer has made a
"I just want to thank everyone for
all their prayers, support and phone calls," she said. "It's
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