03/28/2008: "Please pray for Kate"
As some of you may know, Kate was involved in a serious accident on Thursday evening. While I can't go into great detail at this point, she has improved significantly over the course of the day. She is still heavily sedated, but during tests with the doctors she was able to move her hands and both feet on command and make a "thumbs up" with her right hand when asked. She has undergone two operations so far, and has at least 2 more in the near future.
As of Friday evening she is still in the ICU at Hamilton General hospital. She was in very rough shape at first, and while she still is, she has been stable for most of the day. The initial news was very bad, so at this point just about everything we've heard is being considered good news. The doctors and nurses have been excellent and we are confident she is getting the best possible care. We also know that there are many of you out there praying for her, and we are already feeling the effects. We ask that people hold off on visiting while she is in the ICU. I know that Kate is a very special person in all of our lives and I will try to keep you up to date on her progress.
Head-on collision on Hwy. 140
Posted By Tribune Staff
Two Port Colborne residents were sent to hospital with serious injuries following a head-on collision on hwy. 140 near Netherby Road last night.
A lone 25-year-old woman driver had to be extricated from her vehicle by the fire department.
She was taken to Welland County Hospital and then transferred to Hamilton General Hospital with very serious injuries.
A lone 43-year-old male driver, was brought to Welland County Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
He has been charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm
Police are awaiting the results of a blood analysis which may result in further charges.
Ontario Provincial Police responded to the accident at about 10:15 p.m., closing the highway until 3:30 a.m.
Names have not been released at this time.
The accident is still under investigation, but police are asking any witnesses to contact them at 1-888-310-1122.