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Boy ejected during crash shows improvements

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The little boy who was ejected during a crash in Rutherford County in February is continuing to recover from his injuries.

Two-year-old Mason Carney has been transferred out of the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville.

Little Mason was riding with his father on February 24 when the family vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. 

During the crash, a piece of metal on the car sliced the seatbelt holding Mason in place.  The boy and his car seat were both ejected, landing at least 30 feet away from the vehicle.

The car was demolished.

Since the crash, friends and family back home in Bedford County have been calling the boy "Miracle Mason."

The miracle was that Mason survived at all.  He did suffer from head and neck injuries that have limited his movement and ability to eat solid food.

It will be months before Mason is back to his normal, rambunctious self, but glimmers of the two-year-old his family once knew are starting to come back.

"Yesterday he smiled for the first time," his father, Josh Carney, said

Mason is being transferred to the Children's Hospital of Atlanta at Scottish Rite for rehabilitation this week.

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