Jimmy Weller medical update 2004-10-29

Medical Update on USAC Sprint Car Driver Jimmy Weller III CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 29, 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...

Medical Update on USAC Sprint Car Driver Jimmy Weller III

CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 29, 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.

Weller, 18, of Liberty, Ohio, suffered severe head trauma in the accident along with two cracked vertebrae. He underwent successful surgery on Thursday, Oct. 28, to repair the damaged vertebrae.

The ventilator, which was assisting Weller's breathing, has been removed and he is now breathing on his own. According to family members, Weller is beginning to talk and has been moving his arms and legs.

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