Great news for all praying for and believing in miracles - Gregg Lohman, Kellie Pickler‘s drummer, was released yesterday, May 18, 2013, from the University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Center in Kentucky just weeks after suffering serious injuries in a horrific car accident on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Just a few weeks ago, on Saturday, March 2 around 11:30 a.m., according to Nashville’s WKRN, Gregg was driving southbound on Interstate 65 in Kentucky. The incident occurred on Interstate 65 south in Kentucky near Glendale. Kellie was not in the car. Drivers going southbound slowed down to look at a fatal and fiery wreck on the northbound side, between a tractor-trailer truck and an SUV.
The incident occurred just 30 minutes after the initial crash in the northbound lanes of I-65 in the same area. Fox News reported that Louisville police said six members of a Wisconsin family were killed and two were injured when their SUV was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Norman Chaffins said weather was not a factor in either crash. Trooper Chaffins said crews are investigating whether rubbernecking was the cause. It is believed those southbound drivers were distracted by the enormity of the initial wreck causing Gregg to be struck from behind by a tractor trailer, suffering head and neck injuries from the four vehicle pile-up, Fox News in Nashville reported.
Gregg, and three others involved in the four car pile-up, were rushed to the University of Louisville Hospital's ICU in critical condition. As of Sunday afternoon, the day after the crash, Lohman remained in serious, but stable condition at the University of Louisville Hospital.
Kellie issued a heart-wrenching plea on the Sunday after the crash, that stated, "Yesterday, my drummer, Gregg Lohman was in a horrific car accident and is currently in ICU. Gregg is not just my drummer, he is family. I believe in miracles and the power of prayer, so it would mean the world to me, my band, and Gregg’s family if you would please keep him in your prayers. Thank y’all so much. -Pickler"
His recovery is still in the hands of the Louisville area rehab facility doctors and staff, with our Lord's guidance. An outpouring of prayers from Kellie and the band, family, friends and everyone seeing the news of Gregg's plight surely worked and still support Gregg through his rehabilitation.
As Kellie said "I believe in miracles and the power of prayer." Yes, she does. On her Facebook page she shows her faith in a picture card, saying "Good Morning...God Bless You. The picture is a painting of Jesus Christ with the Sacred Heart. And it is clear to many of us, especially to Kellie and Gregg's family, that this was a miracle. Brain injuries sometimes have long-lasting effects, however, with Kellie's and our faith and prayers, Gregg will recover fully.
If you'd like to send well-wishes to Gregg Lohman, you can send cards to him in care of Glass Music, PO Box 101, White House, Tennessee 37188.