A Beekman woman air lifted to LSU medical center in Shreveport last weekend remains in the intensive care unit condition as of Friday.
Sabrina Tharp, 37, suffered multiple injuries after her SUV veered and crashed off of Vaughn Road into a ditch the afternoon of Oct. 7.
The accident happened about two miles from her home, according to a relative.
Carolyn Adkins, Tharp's aunt who lives in Texas, spoke with the paper and said that her niece remains paralyzed from below the waste and was breathing with the help of a respirator.
Doctors, she said, had not given any prognosis on her future ability to regain movement.
Her vital signs remain low, said Adkins from the hospital. “When signs improve doctors have indicated that they will insert replace the respirator with a breathing tube that will enable her to speak and breathe,” she said.
No one yet knows exactly what caused the wreck other than police at the scene indicate Tharp, a mother of three who attended Bastrop High, lost control of the car, then overcorrected it before crashing.
The injuries suffered include a dislocated jaw and shoulder, fractures and facial gashes.
The doctors inserted three pins and three screws in her back for support.
Adkins said within the past couple of days Tharp has become alert and has shown movement in her arms, though it's uncertain if the action is involuntary, according to doctors.
Doctors suspect that Adkins is in a state of depression.
“The family is all worried and tired from worrying,” Adkins said. “We want everyone who knows Sabrina to keep praying for her.”