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Mother Injured In Robertson County Crash Returns Home

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by Emily Luxen

GREENBRIER, Tenn. - After more than 2 months in the hospital, a Robertson County woman severely injured in a car accident is back home.

Megan Bouge, 28, survived a crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter Wyncie and her mother Janice Carlton. Bouge suffered serious injuries, endured seven surgeries, and is now in a wheelchair.

"I am just a ball of emotions today," said Bouge as she returned home for the first time since the accident. "I am anxious, nervous, excited, everything."

The accident occurred on January 28 between Greenbrier and Springfield. Bouge was driving when she was hit head-on by a Honda Accord driven by 27-year-old Mandricus Darden. Darden was also killed in the crash. Carlton died after arriving at an area hospital. Wyncie died several days later from her injuries. Bouge's two-week-old son was also in the car. He has made a full recovery.

"I still have a hard time understanding what happened, and how it happened," said Bouge. "I just try and think about all the happy memories we had."

Bouge is now focused on continuing her recovery. She is still taking several medications a day, and struggles to do some basic tasks on her own.

"I don't know if I can go back to work, or stay at home by myself." said Bouge. "All that normal stuff, I don't know if its possible."

She has relied on help from her husband, Brandon, and her faith in God to keep her focused.

"God's been there every step of the way," said Bouge. "He's shown us even though it stinks, this is what's supposed to happen.  He hasn't left our side."

Bouge said she will focus next on standing again, and regaining a full range of motion in her legs. Her doctors tell her she should be able to walk in three to six months.

"I want to beat the odds," said Bouge.  "I've had people tell me I shouldn't have survived.  I'm here so I want to make the best of it, and make my mom and daughter proud."

A fund has been set up to help the family financially during this difficult time. You can make a donation to the "Bouge Family Assistance Fund" at any Regions Bank branch.


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