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The Lancaster News/Carolina Gateway photographer Aaron Morrison was moved to the rehab center at Charlotte’s Carolinas Medical Center on Friday, July 25, where he is still recovering from severe head injuries.
Morrison, 37, suffered life-threatening injuries after he was rear-ended early July 15 on Charlotte Highway in Ballantyne, N.C., by a 2007 BMW driven by Nicholas Michael Borden, 31, of Indian Land.
Borden, who was allegedly drunk and speeding, was pulled from his burning car and taken to Carolinas Medical Center.
Borden has been released from the hospital and faces charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving to endanger and felony serious injury by vehicle.
He is scheduled to appear in Mecklenburg County District Court on Aug. 7.
Morrison will be undergoing a rigorous schedule of therapy, said his father, William Morrison.
Hospital officials have told him his son will be working with therapists at least four and a half hours a day during the week and a little on Saturdays, during which he cannot have visitors.
William Morrison said the family would like to again thank everyone for all they have done.
“The moral support was nothing short of astonishing and well-needed,” he said.
Cards and letters may be sent to William Aaron Morrison, c/o Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203, or to Aaron Morrison, c/o The Lancaster News, P.O. 640, Lancaster, SC 29721.
William Morrison said his son’s doctors “have hinted that the time frame is three to 12 weeks long before we can take him home.”