Surgeons Reattach Toddler’s Head After He Was Decapitated In Car Crash

By maks in Amazing On 5th October 2015

People are saying it’s a ‘miracle’ that young Jackson Taylor is still alive.

The toddler was injured in a car crash when the vehicle he was travelling in with his mum and sister collided head on with another car at 70mph. The force from the crash was so intense that the 16-month old's head was pulled apart from his neck in an internal decapitation.

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Thankfully Jackson's story doesn't end there. He was rushed to hospital, where spinal surgeon Dr Geoff Askin was tasked with saving his life. His team were able to reattach his vertebrae using wire and a piece of his rib. The operation took them six hours.

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Jackson will now spend two months in a brace, his family have called it a ‘halo'.

Dr Geoff Askin said:

"A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again."

His mum Rylea Taylor added: "It's a miracle. The second I pulled him out I knew that his neck was broken."

Jackson will be able to live a normal life. The powers of modern medicine are incredible.