Girl hurt at CVS Redbox out of ICU

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Don and Jessica Bunch

Jessica Bunch is out of ICU.

After 17 days in the hospital, Jessica was moved to a room a room last week, according to her dad, Don Bunch.

“She is trying to eat a little, we have got to get the pace picked up a little or they will have to put a feeding tube in,” he said.

Jessica was seriously injured July 7 when a 79-year-old woman driving an SUV and pulling into a handicapped parking spot at the CVS in Canton, hit the gas instead of the brake, jumped the curb and slammed into the teen who was standing in front of the Redbox movie rental machine. Jessica was taken by air ambulance to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler where she has been in a fight for survival ever since.

“Hopefully all surgeries are done. She has had four of them, the first was to stop the internal bleeding, and the second was to remove her appendix, gall bladder and part of her bowel. The third was to reconstruct her pelvis and the fourth was to reconstruct her rib cage,” Bunch said.

Jessica also has a broken leg and a separated shoulder.

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