Uncle: Casey Aldridge In ‘Stable Condition’ After Being Thrown From Truck
First Published: April 27, 2009 2:56 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- An uncle for Casey Aldridge has said his nephew is doing alright following his ejection from a truck this weekend.
“He’s in stable condition,” the uncle told Access about the 19-year-old father of Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter, Maddie. “He’ll be OK.”
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Aldridge was ejected from his 6,000-pound truck around 1:30 AM on Sunday, after the vehicle flipped over. Two passengers in the car were also thrown from the vehicle, while two others remained inside the truck as it flipped.
Aldridge, who was driving the truck, is believed to be suffering from a cracked skull.
An aunt of Aldridge’s told Access he has not had surgery.
Aldridge is being treated at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where his girlfriend, Spears, is reportedly at his bedside.
“[They are] lucky to be alive,” Louisiana State Trooper Mark Dennis told Access.
Dennis confirmed the accident occurred 98 miles away from the hospital on Highway 606 at Lake Bruin in Louisiana. Skid marks and a dead armadillo appear to be the only evidence of the crash.
Aldridge was not wearing a seatbelt during the incident.
When state troopers arrived at the scene, Aldridge had already been transported to the hospital. It is believed all five men in the vehicle had been to a bachelor party, and afterwards drove to the remote lake area to go crabbing.
Aldridge, who turns 20 in two days, was not given a Breathalyzer test. Dennis told Access there did not appear to be an impairment and no reason for an alcohol test.
The teen, however, was ticketed with “careless operation of a motor vehicle,” which is a traffic misdemeanor.
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