Casey Aldridge’s Condition Is Upgraded
After being hospitalized following a serious car accident in the early hours of Sunday morning, Casey Aldridge, father of Jamie Lynn Spears‘ daughter Maddie, is being moved from the Intensive Care Unit, People magazine reports.
“They said it was borderline whether he needed surgery or not,” a source close to the magazine tells the family, “but they’ve taken some scans and see no further damage.”
Aldridge, 19, crashed his Ford F-250 while reportedly driving home from a bachelor party for his cousin. Aldridge’s car, which was also carrying four male passengers, went off the shoulder of the road and flipped over. Casey and two of the passengers were thrown from the truck during the crash.
According to early reports, Aldridge had suffered a cracked skull and was going in and out of consciousness.
A source notes that Spears accompanied Aldridge in the ambulance while he was transported from a small hospital in Vidalia, Louisiana, to a medical center in Jackson, Mississippi, and has since been spending time at his side.
“Jamie Lynn has been at the hospital, and all indications are that she is holding up well,” says a source.
Law enforcement officials, meanwhile, are expressing surprise that Aldridge and his passengers—only one of whom was wearing a seatbelt, according to a source—didn’t sustain worse injuries.
“It’s an anomaly that no one was injured more seriously,” says Louisiana State Police spokesman Mark Dennis. “Usually in that kind of accident, you see serious injuries or fatalities.”