man injured in accidental shooting
Wanda English Burnett, Editor
Versailles Deputy Marshal Lee Mathews responded to the home of Wayne
Miller, 49, Tanglewood Road, after a call was received about an
accidental shooting at that residence last Saturday, January 5 about
Miller had been cleaning his gun when another gun accidently fell.
He grabbed it and then it discharged, striking him in his right
forearm. "It went in and out of the forearm and went up right
into his mouth, splitting his bottom lip a little," noted his
mother, Bertha Miller, who lives next door. The bullet lodged next
to his right vertebrae in his neck.. His mother continued saying
when the plastic surgeon went in for surgery, he was able to take
the bullet out. "It was like a weight lifted off my shoulders,"
noted Bertha, who said she had been so worried about the bullet
still being in her son.
Another cat scan was being performed on Monday, according to his
mother, who said he was coming home from the hospital that day.
Bertha was scared to death when her son came running to her house
on Saturday, saying, "Call 911." She said there was blood
everywhere and she knew something was really wrong.
He was transported by Rescue 69 to Margaret Mary Community Hospital,
Batesville, and then on to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.
"We just want everyone to know how thankful we are for everything
they did that day," noted Bertha. She said friends and neighbors
responded to their situation with offers of help from driving someone
to the hospital to cleaning the house that was blood splattered.
Also responding to the scene were first responders from the Versailles
Volunteer Fire Department, Sheriff Deputy Andy Hammack, paramedics
and Rescue 69. Bertha said she was pleased with the rescue workers
response time and "thankful my son is alive."