Petal man listed in serious condition after accident

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A recent Petal High School graduate, whose life-long dream was to be a fireman, is listed in serious condition Wednesday night at University Medical Center in Jackson after suffering injuries from a bike accident.

Grant Carter was the subject of a "Pride of the Pine Belt" segment in May. Assistant Petal Fire Chief, Shane Pickett said Carter had been helping out at the Petal Fire Station since he was nine years old. The fire department hired Carter after he graduated from high school.

Pickett said on Monday night, Carter was riding his bicycle and apparently hit something that threw him over the bike's handle bars.

Carter is in intensive care at UMC suffering from multiple broken bones in his face, bleeding from the brain, and is on a ventilator. Pickett said while the injuries may not appear to be life threatening, it will take Carter months of recovery and several operations.

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