Lisa & Louis Bigham

On Monday night around 7pm my mom and dad were in a severe car accident and were hit head on by a drunk driver on F Highway while heading into Farmington. Thankfully they both had seat belts on. My dad was airlifted immediately from the scene of the accident to Barnes-Jewish hospital in St. Louis. My mother was taken to Parkland to be checked out first and it was decided to fly her as well up to Barnes-Jewish hospital.

My Dad has 11 broken ribs on his right side and 7 broken ribs on his left side, a broken sternum, and a broken right ankle. He has two hematoma's in his waist that bled out through a large laceration in his abdomen ,from his belt, when pushed on, a broken C7 vertebrae, pneumothorax (collapsed lung), and air and fluid around his lung. He has a lot of bruises and smaller cuts as well. He has had surgery and was on a ventilator helping to re-inflate his lung. He is now off of the ventilation machine and is still in the ICU Trauma Unit. Another surgery is planned to place plates to help heal all of his ribs.

My mom has a broken right ankle and two broken ribs in the back on her right side. She also has a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) and had to have a chest tube put in. She was placed in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU) under observation. She's just been moved to her own room doing better but still in a lot of pain.

We appreciate all the help and prayers so far but my brother, Ryan, and I have had to deal with not only the aftermath of the crash but the bills that come with it. My mother is a Medical Transcriptionist and her job at Parkland Health Center was outsourced after 24 years when they went to transcription services and she lost all her health insurance and sick and paid days off that she built up over the last 24 years. My dad owns his own business, Bigham Automotive, and he will not be able to work for quite a long time.

My brother and I would like to thank everyone in advance for what they've done already to support us and getting through this with our parents. Everything is appreciated.

Thank you & God Bless.


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