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Boonsboro accident victim's condition upgraded

March 12, 2012|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com

Alexis Jarman, the 16-year-old Boonsboro girl who was critically injured in a traffic accident last month, is making a slow recovery at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, her aunt said Monday.

Tonya Jarman said her niece underwent a successful surgery on Friday, and was taken out of Critical Care on Sunday.

“She’s better,” Tonya Jarman said. “It’s a slow recovery, but she’s out of Critical Care. Her next stop will be rehabilitation.”

Tonya Jarman said Alexis no longer is on life support and can speak “a few words, but not much.”

“She’s still medicated for pain,” Tonya Jarman said. “She tends to sleep a lot.”

The accident happened on the morning of Feb. 21 in the 200 block of Potomac Street near the Boonsboro police station.

Boonsboro Police Chief Jeff Hewett said at the scene of the accident that Alexis suffered head injuries when the SUV in which she was riding with her mother, Lauren Jarman, collided head-on with a Buick LeSabre driven by Charles Thompson of Gettysburg, Pa.

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Lauren Jarman, who was driving the SUV, was released from Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown and has been at Alexis’ side in Baltimore, Tonya Jarman said.

Thompson also was taken to Meritus Medical Center, but police said they didn’t know his medical status.
Meritus Medical Center no longer releases the conditions of patients to the media.

Hewett said Monday that no charges have been filed in the accident.

Tonya Jarman said her family wanted to thank Boonsboro residents and everyone else who have supported Alexis after the accident.

“It’s overwhelming,” she said.

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