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Doctors reattach boy’s head after car crash

By Mason White 3:57 PM October 7, 2015
Jackson Taylor 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A family in Australia, is grateful that doctors were able to save their son’s life.

Surgeons in New South Wales, have successfully reattached the head to the spine of a young child after being internally decapitated in a car accident.

16-month-old Jackson Taylor, his mother and 9-year-old sister, were traveling in a car about 68 miles per hour when they collided with another car.

An airbag protected the mother and her young daughter, but the force of the collision caused Jackson’s head to be thrown violently forward.

His collarbone and other bones in his neck were broken, and his skull separated from his spine.

A team of experts led by Dr. Geoff Askin, worked for six hours in what has been described as a miracle operation.

“A lot of children wouldn’t survive that injury in the first place, and if they are resuscitated, they may never move or breathe again,” spinal surgeon Geoff Askin said.

Jackson will wear a specially equipped halo brace for eight weeks while the tissues and nerves heal, but he is expected to make a full recovery.