Archive for Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tonganoxie woman moved to rehab a month after crash

October 14, 2009

Kansas University Hospital officials said Tuesday that Amy Harris has been moved to the rehabilitation unit of the hospital.

Recent entries on a Web site dedicated to updating people on her condition said that she is now responsive and able to say a few words.

The site also states that Amy was recently visited by her children: Austin, Garrett and Cooper.

Amy and her husband Jeremy were involved in a serious motorcycle accident Sept. 4.

The couple was riding a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle on County Road 1 when Jeremy failed to make a turn and drove off County Road 1. Construction on County Road 1 was not complete at the time and the road was closed to through traffic. Leavenworth County Sheriff’s reports said Jeremy and Amy, who was riding as a passenger, were ejected from the motorcycle and neither was wearing a helmet.

Jeremy was treated for a collapsed lung and chipped bones in his back and was released from the hospital in late September.

Amy broke both of her arms and injured her leg and ankle.

The site states that scans of Amy’s brain showed signs of damage, but the full extend of the damage would not be known until later.

For more updates on Amy’s condition or information on how to help the family visit www.tongieharris.com.

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