LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – There is more good news regarding Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman’s recovery from a terrible automobile accident earlier this month.
Freeman was moved to a private room Wednesday at Baptist Health in Little Rock, signifying significant improvement in his condition from when he was first admitted. He spent several days in the intensive care unit of the Little Rock medical facility.
Freeman is also reportedly awake and responding to those in the room, his secretary tells NEA Report. He is unable to speak because of a tracheotomy to help with fluid build up but he is said to be aware and responsive.
She also said he will begin physical therapy for his injuries soon, possibly before the week is over.
The accident happened near Cabot the morning of August 10. One source described it as a “bad wreck,” while another called it a “serious accident.” Freeman’s truck was totaled and he required the “jaws of life” to be extricated from the wreckage. He was flown to Little Rock and remained in ICU for several days. According to the family, his neck was broken in the accident.