Mom, baby reunited in hospital after traumatic tree incident

(WBIR) - The 20-year-old North Knox County woman impaled by a downed tree branch in a storm Monday night faces more surgery on Wednesday morning, according to family members.

Megan LaRue has been taken out of intensive care at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, according to her fiance, Kirkland Brown, who rushed back to Tennessee from Kansas after the incident.

She underwent surgery on Monday to remove part of the tree from her leg. She was sitting in a Kia outside her Halls area rental home with her 12-week-old son Pierson in the back seat when the tree came crashing through her windshield.

The boy was not hurt.

LaRue called E-911 to request help.

Brown shared a picture Tuesday with 10News of mother and son, reunited in the hospital.

According to Brown, being able to hold her little boy again made her feel much better.


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