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Mother injured in devastating crash released from hospital

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Megan Bouge was released from the hospital 56 days after a crash that claimed her mother and young daughter. Megan Bouge was released from the hospital 56 days after a crash that claimed her mother and young daughter.
Megan with her late daughter Wyncie. Megan with her late daughter Wyncie.
Megan with her husband and son. Megan with her husband and son.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Robertson County mother who was severely injured in a January crash that claimed the lives of her three-year-old daughter and mother was released from the hospital on Thursday.

Megan Bouge underwent multiple surgeries while hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for 56 days.

"I have been a big ball of emotion," she told Nashville's News 2.

The 28-year-old mother sustained multiple injuries when the car she was driving on Highway 41S near Experiment Station Road between Greenbrier and Springfield was stuck head-on by a Honda Accord driven by 27-year-old Mandricus Darden.  Darden was also killed in the crash.

Megan's three-year-old daughter, Wyncie, then two-week-old son Emmett and mother Janice "Darlene" Carlton were all passengers in the car.

Carlton died a short time after arriving at an area hospital. Wyncie died several days later from her injuries.

Despite being thankful for her release from Vanderbilt, Megan said she is anxious to return to her home.

"I am scared of the reality that is going to hit when I go home that my daughter is not there and my mom is not there," she said.

Megan said she also has concerns about still being confined to a wheelchair.

"The anxiety that I have about, now I am in a wheelchair and I can't fully function by myself. I am not fully independent like I once was," she said.  "Can I cook? Can I clean the house? Can I go to work? My life has changed now for years."

Despite the continuing journey of her recovery, Megan told Nashville's News 2 she believes God spared her life during the crash.

"God is up to something and we have got to figure out what it is," she said.

Megan hopes to re-gain a full range of motion in her legs and plans to be able to walk again in three to six months.

Her son Emmett has since made a full recovery.

Previous Stories:

  • Feb. 11, 2013: Funeral set for 3-year-old crash victim
  • Feb. 3, 2013: Toddler injured in Robertson County crash dies
  • Jan. 31, 2013: Toddler injured in Robertson collision remains critical
  • Jan. 29, 2013: Robertson County collision kills 2, injures mom, 2 young kids
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