Teen Athlete Faces Lengthy Recovery Following Go-Cart Accident With Back Injury

Spine Injury

SEMINOLE, Texas—In a tragic incident occurring over Easter weekend, a 13-year-old boy sustained serious injuries following a Go-Kart incident in Seminole. The young teen, identified as Luke Lovelady, suffered spinal damage when he was ejected from the Go-Kart after hitting a bump on a local farm.

Luke underwent surgery on March 30 to stabilize his spine after fracturing several vertebrae. His condition post-surgery was reported as stable, with full sensation and mobility in all his limbs. However, the accident also resulted in a mild concussion for Luke who is described by his father as an easygoing and level-headed youth, attributes that have been beneficial in his current recovery process.

The incident unfolded while Luke was riding on a friend’s property. Despite the traumatic event, Luke’s life was likely saved by his decision to wear a helmet at the time of the crash. He was promptly airlifted to Covenant Children’s Hospital for emergency care.

Source: KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com

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