Jim Tavare suffered a broken neck, 15 broken ribs, a punctured lung, a broken leg and fractured breastbones after a head-on collision.
On Tuesday, Jim’s wife Laura posted a message on his Facebook account about the crash alongside a photo of Jim giving the camera an encouraging thumbs up despite the damage inflicted on his lungs, neck, ribs and legs.
“Jim has asked me to let you all know that he was involved in a serious car accident yesterday, a head on collision,” she wrote. “He’s currently in ICU intensive care. He has 15 broken ribs, fractures in both breastbones, a punctured lung, multiple breaks in his right leg, and a broken neck. He’s had 2 blood transfusions so far and is about to go in for his first surgery.”
“This is for real, not a movie role,” Laura wrote on Facebook. “Please hold some good thoughts for him as he fights his way out of this.”