Teen recovering after Hinckley wreck
HINCKLEY – A Waterman teenager is in good condition, according to staff at Rockford Memorial Hospital, after she was injured in a car accident last week.
On Tuesday, sisters Katie and Courtney Wisser were traveling east on Route 30 past Pritchard Road in Hinckley when their car slid into the opposite lane. A box-truck struck their car on the passenger side. Another car rear-ended the box truck after the collision.
In a post on the website CaringBridge – a blog for people who are hospitalized – Steve and Jen Wisser said their daughters hit a patch of black ice and spun out. They were on their way to school at Aurora Central Catholic High School.
Katie Wisser, 16, was transported to Kishwaukee Community Hospital, where she was later released. Courtney Wisser, 14, was airlifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital.
The Wissers wrote Friday that the accident caused her brain to swell and broke a number of her ribs and pelvis.
“The most important piece right now is her brain: It needs time to heal and allow the remaining fluid to drain off,” the Wissers wrote. “She is unconscious and will remain so for several days until the doctors are comfortable trying to wake her. She is responsive to stimuli though, which is a positive sign.”
In a journal post dated Sunday, the Wissers wrote that Courtney Wisser was doing better, but detailed a number of issues she was having.
She graduated from St. Mary School in DeKalb in June. The school held a rosary for her Friday.