Kern County firefighters work to free Gigi Day from her vehicle after a head-on collision with an armored truck on Frazier Mountain Park Road. [Photo by Gary Meyer]
UPDATE (Thursday, Nov. 27 at 12 noon) — Gigi Day’s condition improved Wednesday early evening prompting doctors to change her listing from "critical" down to "serious." Within three hours, however, complications returned and she was again listed as "critical," according to a family friend at the hospital. Since late Wednesday evening she has made small improvements with a slight slowing in the rate of internal bleeding from her injuries. Doctors have said that the first 24 hours should provide much information about whether Day’s condition will worsen or improve.
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. (Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m.) — A head-on collision involving an armored transport truck and a passenger car has left Gigi Day, 80 of Frazier Park in critical condition.
Day was traveling eastbound on Frazier Mountain Park Road at 12:40 p.m. when an armored car vehicle, traveling westbound, lost control, according to CHP reports and collided with Day’s Subaru Outback. The armored truck reportedly rolled over and landed on top of Day’s car.
Ms. Day was taken to Kern Medical Center where family and friends went to stand by for any available information. Husband Bill Day, was in communication with family and friends as he began his trip back from Arkansas to reach the hospital.
Gigi Day is an active community participant, volunteering with numerous non-profit groups, including AARP, Mountain Shakespeare Festival and others.
Two occupants of the armored car were taken to Kern Medical Center with minor injuries.
Check back at this page for updates as they become available.
This is part of the November 21, 2008 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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