On Sunday, June 24th, our son, Michael DeVore, was involved in a horrific car accident on Route 50. We wish to thank everyone who was involved in his rescue.
The Clarke County Sheriff’s office told us that, according to the accident report, the Boyce Fire Department was the first unit to arrive on the scene. All told, State Trooper Street said there were 6 or 7 agencies that responded to the accident and rescue. We want to let everyone know that these professionals and members of the community (thank you, Travis Johnson and the unnamed Nurse bystander) did everything right that night to save our son’s life and prevent him from being paralyzed. The injuries he received to his cervical and thoracic spine almost always cause victims to be quadriplegics, so the manner in which he was handled and treated on the scene, as well as his transport to the Trauma unit at Inova Fairfax Hospital were crucial.
To all First Responders involved… Thank you for being the very best professionals you can possibly be, and thank you for saving our son’s life.
Cindy & Art DeVore