Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rexburg LDS Missionary Taylor Romney T-Boned By Red-Light Runner In Midlothian, Virginia; Seriously Injured But In Stable Condition

A missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Rexburg, Idaho has been handed a major life challenge even as his two-year mission in Virginia draws to a close. Media stories published by the Rexburg Standard-Journal and KIDK Channel 3 (news video embedded below).

Elder Taylor Romney and three other LDS missionaries were driving in Midlothian, Virginia when their vehicle was suddenly broadsided by a red-light runner on January 6th, 2010. While the other three missionaries only suffered minor injuries, the 21-year-old Romney was hospitalized with serious abdominal injuries and underwent several hours of surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital after the accident. Romney's condition has been stabilized and he remains in intensive care as of this post, but is expected to recover fully and resume his education at BYU-Idaho after being honorably released from his mission.

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