Great News For Jamie Lynn Spears and Her Family As Daughter Maddie ‘Wakes Up!’
It was reported yesterday that Jamie Lynn Spears‘ 8 year old daughter, Maddie was involved in an accident with an ATV that saw her rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
The family is happy to report that little Maddie regained consciousness on Tuesday and is recovering well. In a statement to People magazine, a source close to the family has said Maddie is aware of her surroundings and “recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident.”
“Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking,” the statement obtained by People continued. “Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident.”
While some have stated the 8 year old was perhaps too young to be riding the vehicle on her own a family friend says otherwise, “Maddie is a great rider. She grew up riding ATVs just like Jamie Lynn did,” they said. “Maddie isn’t a wild rider, she is very cautious.”
Details of the accident emerged today which say the youngster was steering her off-road vehicle to avoid running over a drainage ditch near a pond on the family’s property in Kentwood, Louisiana, when she “overcorrected,” and caused the vehicle to enter the pond.
The accident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday, and was witnessed by Jamie Lynn and her husband, Jamie Watson, who were approximately 100 yards away from Maddie at the time.
“The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes,” a statement by Sheriff Daniel Edwards read. “The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV’s safety netting. Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters.”
We are so happy to hear Maddie is making a recovery from this horrible accident! Get better soon!