Man Leaves ICU After Severe Brain Injury

Liam OConnell

(Irish Examiner) – A young Cork man who suffered a traumatic brain injury in the US following a freak accident is now recovering in his Canadian home following a brave battle to stay alive.

Last October, Liam O’Connell, from Ballincollig, who is affectionately known as “Doug” by friends, suffered serious head injuries after a freak accident involving an electric scooter while holidaying in Los Angeles, California.

The 31-year-old has been working as a civil engineer in Vancouver, Canada, for the past eight years.

Three weeks after his accident on October 5, he was moved out of Intensive Care in Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre after being in a critical condition. Doctors diagnosed him with a fractured skull, subdural bleeding and traumatic swelling of the brain and he was placed in an induced coma. CONTINUE