I set up Hope for Meaghan as a means to update family and friends of Meaghan Gerety on her medical status. While I assume most coming to this site are aware of Meaghan’s condition, for those who don’t Meaghan was in a terrible car crash less than a minute from our home. She now is fighting for her life after suffering a fractured skull and severe head trauma to the right side of her brain.
Below are news stories about the crash that are mostly correct. Meaghan was not where she was supposed to be and not with whom she was supposed to be with (at least as far as her mother and I knew). The media got some things wrong. Meaghan who is soon to be 16 (June 27) is a Sophomore going to be a Junior and according to a witness she was wearing a seat belt prior to the police arriving on the scene. In addition, Meg had severe bruising to her upper thighs (which I photographed) clearly demonstrating she was wearing her seat belt. The car had T-boned into a tree and the impact of the accident was on the drivers side rear door. Meaghan, who was in the passenger seat fractured her skull on her right side. The bruising to her right side from the seat belt was considerably more pronounced than on her left side indicating she was driven toward the driver’s side on impact. The recoil must have driven her head into the passenger side window or door. To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction. Ironically, and something the media would never report, the seat belt in this case contributed to her injuries. Meaghan sustained no other injuries to any other part of her body. The story that appeared in the Virginian Pilot by reporter Kathy Adams linked below is the most accurate.
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Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
WVEC 1st News Story
WAVY 1st News Story
Meg’s Accident Follow Up #1 Report WAVY TV
Meg’s Accident Follow Up #2 Report WAVY TV