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Shannon Weidemann

Mayor of Walterboro Sustains Head Injury

The Mayor of Walterboro was involved in a golf cart accident on Monday at the Great Swamp Sanctuary. He suffered a head injury in the accident. He was giving a tour of the sanctuary at the time. Officials say Sweat was outside of the golf cart Monday, bending over to remove a post, when the cart started to roll. Someone tried to stop the cart, but accidentally hit the gas, knocking Sweat…

Shannon Weidemann

Child Dies From Head Injury in Greenville

A little girl visiting the Greenville Zoo was hit on the head by a falling tree branch and suffered a severe head and brain injury. The 3-year-old was at the zoo with family members when the accident happened. Her aunt tried to get her out of the way of the falling branch but was not successful. She was taken to Greenville Hospital to be treated for her injuries. Doctors say her brain…

Shannon Weidemann

Child in Accident Suffers Brain Injury

A Northampton boy was struck by a car and suffered a brain injury on Wednesday afternoon. The 6-year-old boy is at a local hospital for multiple injuries. He was trying to cross a street when he was hit by the car. Bob Johnson, the boy’s uncle, said Luke also suffered two broken legs, a broken jaw, broken eye socket, punctured lung and a possible spinal injury. He said he underwent an…

Shannon Weidemann

Skitching Teenager Ends Up With Brain Injury

A 14-year-old boy is recovering from a serious brain injury he received after he fell while riding a skateboard while hanging onto a car. This dangerous activity goes by the name of skitching. Alex Hanson is recovering at Tampa General Hospital. He is a student at Charlotte High School. He was skitching at the 13000 block of Orchid Drive in Punta Gorda when he sustained the life threatening…

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Support the Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2006

Tampa injury lawyer Bob Carroll, a fellow InjuryBoard blogger, brought my attention to a letter from Susan Connors, President of the Brain Injury Association of America. Susan asks readers to support the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Act of 2006 by contacting their representatives and asking them to become co-sponsors of the act. She also requests readers send the Congressional Brain Injury Task…