A benefit has been set for Lamar County resident Shane Brown who was seriously injured in a wreck on the Red River bridge Monday afternoon.
“Another car traveling northbound struck a piece of metal called an expansion joint that had come loose on the bridge,” said daughter Brittany Brown-Roberts
“My dad also hit the metal expansion joint and both front tires blew out, broke the axle and he lost control rolling his semi.”
Roberts said her father was pinned in the semi until help arrived.
“They cut him out and airlifted him to medical city Plano where underwent t9-L2 spinal fusion for a complete fracture at t11-12.”
Brown is currently paralyzed from the waist down and will be transferred to a neuro rehab facility on Friday.
“Everyone is very optimistic. The staff has been amazing. They are being very aggressive with therapy and he continues to show improvement.”
With no medical insurance and a long road to recovery ahead, friends of the family created a gofundme to help the family with medical expenses.
“The recovery ahead could possibly be 18-months or longer.”
A ‘Shane Brown Benefit’ has also been set for Saturday, January 26th, at the Elks Lodge from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A BBQ lunch plate can be purchased and there will be live music as well as a live and silent auction.
All proceeds will go directly to the Brown family.
Photo: Jennifer Phillips/Brittany Brown-Roberts