Ellsworth man on the mend after being seriously injuredSean Roland has a broken nose, shoulder, left scapula, punctured lung and multiple rib fractures sustained in a serious car accident April 6.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
Sean Roland has a broken nose, shoulder, left scapula, punctured lung and multiple rib fractures sustained in a serious car accident April 6.
Yet, Sean’s doctors at Regions Hospital have been amazed at his recovery process, his father Rich said Thursday.
“He gives a thumbs-up when he’s asked how he’s doing,” Rich added. “The key is getting his organs functioning so he can start breathing on his own.”
The 26-year-old Ellsworth native was a passenger in a car driven by Derek Donley, 18, Prescott, when Donley failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection with STH 63 and CTH K around 7:40 a.m. The car was struck by a truck and trailer driven by Steven Hines, 54, Ellsworth. Roland and Donley had to be extricated from the vehicle and were flown in separate helicopters to Regions Hospital.
After being called critical within the first few days, a Regions spokesperson now listed Roland as serious Thursday. Donley was transferred to Gillette Children’s Hospital, where he still remains critical. Hines was also taken to Regions Hospital where he was treated and released that day.
Rich said an account has been set up at Bank Mutual to help with Sean’s medical costs. Office Manager Raynee Farrell said contributions can be mailed to Bank Mutual, 385 W. Main St., Ellsworth, Wis., 54011 or they can stop by the office. Donors can be anonymous however, they must state the donations will go toward the Sean Roland benefit.