Alison Owen suffers brain hemorrhage in car accident

10:57 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
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By Brittany Ludwig

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A Parkway West High School student is convalescing at Children's Hospital after suffering serious injuries during a car accident earlier this month.

According to the school newspaper West Pathfinder, sophomore Alison Owen suffered a brain hemorrhage, a broken vertebrae, bruised lungs and fluid on her abdomen in the accident, which occurred Friday, February 1.

The car Owen was in struck two trees and had to be rushed to Mercy Hospital and was later transferred to Children's Hospital.

Doctors have asked Owen's friends to refrain from visiting to give her time to rest.

Owen's mother created a page on Caring Bridge where thoughts and get well wishes can be shared. The app can be downloaded by those interested in leaving a message. The page can also be accessed online:

Parkway West Principal Jeremy Mitchell has encouraged students to write get well cards and messages for Owen that can be addressed to St. Louis Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Place, St. Louis, MO 63110.

"In efforts to show their support and love for Owen, her friends have taken to tweeting #Hope4Ali. In addition, several of Owen's friends met Monday morning, February 4, to create a sign outside of West that reads 'Hope 4 Ali O.' Students wore light blue on Monday to show their support and planned to wear backwards hats on Tuesday," said Annie Spekwak, West Pathfinder Editor-in-Chief.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.


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