Colquitt County family recovers from accident in New Mexico

Colquitt County family recovers from accident in New Mexico
Riley Love, Accident Victim
Riley Love, Accident Victim
Tammi Love, Grandmother
Tammi Love, Grandmother

COLQUITT CO., GA (WALB) - Two young brothers are home in Colquitt County after a crash in New Mexico left them with serious injuries.
They're mother is still being treated out west.

The scars on 5-year-old Riley and 2-year-old Brayden are remnants of serious injuries they suffered in a rollover wreck in Gallup, New Mexico earlier this month.

"It was a traumatic time for us and I had a breakdown when I first got to the hospital and saw them all and it was really bad," said Tammi Love, Grandmother.

Their mother..22-year-old Briana Love hit a culvert on a rainy night ejecting her and Brayden from her jeep. Brayden's car seat saved his life.

"I was not sure if Brayden was even going to make it through the night, he was in such bad shape," said Love.

Brayden suffered a gash in his head and a broken arm.

"They're still not sure how many delays he may have because of the brain injury, but he had to basically relearn how to sit up," said Love.

Riley had his spleen removed and suffered broken ribs.

"So he can't do P.E. or recess but other than that he can go to school," said Love.

Their 1-year-old sister Marly has recovered but remains with their mother in Arizona. Briana has a long road to recovery and will undergo more surgeries and must learn how to walk again.

"She's had two surgeries on her legs," said Love. "She's missing a four inch chunk of bone on one leg."

Family members were raising money to fly Briana home, but due to her condition she can't fly. They are now using the donations for medical expenses. Love says the outpouring of support has been overwhelming.

"I can't tell you how much we appreciated it all," said Love. "I mean I just burst out in tears to think that people would go out of their way to do stuff like that for us."

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