The Adams Central junior injured in a Jan. 28 car-train collision north of Juniata has made a lot of progress but still has a long road to recovery ahead.
Cassidy Wormstadt, 16, was on her way to school southbound on Alda Road in foggy and icy conditions when the red 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier she was driving slid and hit the 56th train car of a loaded Union Pacific coal train around 8 a.m. She was thrown from the vehicle.
Monday marked five weeks since the crash. After spending 2 1/2 weeks at BryanLGH West trauma center in Lincoln, she was transferred Feb. 13 to the pediatric wing of Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital where she awoke from a coma four days later.
"The doctors say it's a miracle she's already got her trach (tube) out and is breathing on her own and talking and has got some movement in her legs," her mother Lisa said. "Right now it's involuntary for the most part, but the fact there's any movement at all is very good. We're hopeful."