American Renaissance

Home       Previous Story       Next Story       View Comments       Post a Comment

NC Woman Injured In Drunken Driving Wreck Trying to Emerge From Coma

AP, Sept. 19

Relatives of a woman critically injured in an apparent drunken driving wreck two months ago say she’s trying to awaken from a coma.

Tina Gardner was riding in a station wagon that collided with a truck driven by Ramiro Gallegos on July 16th in Brunswick County. She’s listed in fair condition.

Scott Gardner was killed in the accident. The couple’s two young children suffered minor injuries.

Gallegos, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, faces second-degree murder charges in the wreck. The case has generated widespread discussion because Gallegos had been convicted three times of driving while intoxicated but never deported.

Tina Gardner suffered severe injuries and has been at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh in a coma since. A family Web site says while she remains comatose and unable to talk, she is attempting to interact with visitors by squeezing hands.

Gardner has been receiving physical therapy and had a trachea tube removed last week.

Original article

(Posted on September 20, 2005)

Top      Home      Previous story       Next Story       Post a Comment      Search

Comments


Top      Home      Previous story       Next Story      Search

Post a Comment

Commenting guidelines: We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. Statements of fact and well-considered opinion are welcome, but we will not post comments that include obscenities or insults, whether of groups or individuals. We reserve the right to hold our critics to lower standards.




Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)