China Grove woman run over by her own truck expected home before this weekend

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

By Shavonne Potts
Salisbury Post
CHINA GROVE ó The husband of a China Grove day-care owner injured Tuesday afternoon when she was accidentally run over by her own pickup said he expects her home before the weekend.
Diann Safrit, owner of South Rowan Academy, at 413 N. Main St., was at her day-care center Tuesday afternoon when the accident occurred.
“We expect her to be able to come home Thursday or Friday, if no complications occur,” Safrit’s husband, Mike said Wednesday.
He added that she did not require surgery, as a hospital official said Tuesday.
Mike Safrit explained that his wife was placed in the surgery building for observation.
He said Diann had one tire run over her right lower abdomen and across her right shoulder. She had abrasions on top of and behind her right shoulder and a fractured right-shoulder blade.
The other tire rolled over her soft-tissue abdomen from left to right, but did no damage to her internal organs, tests have shown so far, he said.
Safrit has a small fracture of the sternum and a lesser fracture in her left shoulder blade.
“She is in a lot of pain when she moves, but medication is keeping her comfortable. She is in remarkably good condition,” he said.
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