A Glenelg High School senior is recovering after being ejected from his vehicle in an early morning crash on Jan. 18 that left him in critical condition at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
The family of Zachary Hanlon, 18, has been providing status updates on Hanlon through the Caring Bridge website.
The latest post on Jan. 29 states that he walked down the hospital corridor.
"His rapid progression has enabled Zak to be transferred from the ICU to a medium care unit," wrote Hanlon's family.
Glenelg High School Principal Karl J. Schindler sent out the information about the Caring Bridge page after Hanlon's family gave him permission to do so in order to share updates on Hanlon's condition.
The page, which includes detailed information about Hanlon's recovery, has been viewed more than 3,700 times.
On Jan. 27, in a post titled "Baby steps", Hanlon's family wrote, "Zachary pulled both Vick and I toward him last night and gave us a hug... He also uttered a few words today whch we could understand. The progress is incremental but progress is progress. Thank God for small favors."
Hanlon was injured around 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 when the SUV he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree on Triadelphia Mill Road in Glenelg, ejecting Hanlon from the vehicle, according to police.
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