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.