Jimmy Weller medical update 2004-10-20

Medical Update on USAC Sprint Car Driver Jimmy Weller III CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2004) - Jimmy Weller III, injured in a USAC sprint car event at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway on Wednesday night, Oct. 13, remains in the...

Medical Update on USAC Sprint Car Driver Jimmy Weller III

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2004) - Jimmy Weller III, injured in a USAC sprint car event at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway on Wednesday night, Oct. 13, remains in the Intensive Care Unit of Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, but his condition continues to improve daily.

Weller, 18, of Liberty, Ohio, suffered severe head trauma in the accident. He remains heavily sedated, but is awake and, according to his family, is responding to commands.

He is still breathing with the assistance of a ventilator, but his breathing has improved considerably and doctors hope to remove the ventilator in the next day or two.

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