Flight nurse out of ICU

October 10, 2012

Teresa Campbell, the flight nurse from Granbury who was one of the three crew members hospitalized after the CareFlite air ambulance they were in crashed on Sept. 30 in Eastland County, was released from the intensive care unit late last week.

That’s according to information provided by J.C. Campbell, father of Teresa’s husband John. On Monday, he said that Teresa is “up and about, walking around” in the hospital, wearing a “clamshell” body brace. He also reported that she is eating solids and liquids.

“I understand she’s going to be moving to a rebab (facility),” J.C. Campbell said, but added that no details on when or where had been announced.

Teresa Campbell, 53, is an RN who was on board with pilot Scott Wallace, 58, of Fort Worth and EMT Rhett Drahen, 34, of Frisco when the helicopter went down in a pasture about three miles south of Eastland.

The three first were taken to Eastland Memorial Hospital, and later transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

Sparky Dean, an information officer with the DPS, reported that the pilot stated there was a loss of visibility and the helicopter “lost altitude” prior to the crash. The DPS report also noted that there was light drizzle at the time.

Get-well cards for Teresa can be mailed to John Campbell at his business address, 333 Liberty Road, Granbury, TX 76049.

Emails for her can be sent to [email protected]

[email protected]|817-573-7066, ext. 254

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