UGA student recovers from brain injury, released from rehab after 6 months

ATLANTA – University of Georgia student, Agnes Kim was discharged Wednesday, after undergoing inpatient rehab for a brain injury she sustained in a car accident in April.

Kim, 22, of Snellville, Ga., was in a coma for two months after she was injured in a car crash that killed four of her friends on April 27.

She received intensive treatment for her injury and participated in a rehabilitation program under the guidance of a full team of medical and rehabilitation specialists in Shepherd Center’s Brain Injury Unit. 

Kim will continue her rehabilitation in the Day Program at Shepherd Pathways in Decatur, Ga.

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Kim’s friends have created a page on YouCaring.com where visitors can get updates and leave messages of encouragement.

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Kim and the four student students were headed back to campus in a Toyota Camry when the crash happened on Georgia Highway 15 in Oconee County.

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According to the incident report, Kim lost control of the Camry began to rotate counter-clockwise. The Camry, which was headed north, entered the southbound lane where it was struck on its passenger side by another vehicle. Investigators ruled out speed as a factor in the crash.

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