Young Carlos Accident Victim Shows Improvement

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The prognosis is improving for a young Tomball girl who suffered severe injuries in a Grimes County wreck.

The father of Leah Bivens, 9, said Friday his daughter is now breathing on her own allowing doctors at Scott and White Hospital in Temple to remove her ventilator.

Bivens was injured July 31 in a two-vehicle accident in Carlos. She was a passenger in a car driven by her grandmother, Donna Rasberry, 71, of Thornton.

Authorities say Rasberry failed to see an oncoming Dodge pickup when she pulled out into the intersection of Highway 30 and FM 244. Rasberry was killed in the accident while Bivens was taken by medical helicopter to Temple.

The driver of the pickup suffered a broken jaw.