Reality Star Hospitalized After Major Car Accident: “Unresponsive, But Stable”

Reality star, Apple Watts, who is a cast member of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, has been hospitalized after sustaining “major injuries” in a car accident, according to multiple reports.

Watts, who appeared in the fifth and sixth season of the hit VH1 series, was involved early morning in late March 2022 in a cra-sh after her black Mercedes and a Ford F250 pickup collided on I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

The impact of the cra-sh, unfortunately, caused Apple’s car to flip multiple times causing her to be ejected out of the window, with the vehicle bursting into flames before coming to a stop.

The cause of the car cra-sh has not been determined. Watts was then pulled to safety by a passenger in the pickup truck. She was subsequently airlifted to Las Vegas’ University Medical Center.

According to Apple Watt’s sister, Dominique Flournoy, the former “Love & Hip Hop” star Apple Watts, 36, is still “unresponsive, but stable” after being involved in a serious car cra-sh.

Reportedly, sources say the accident caused her to suffer a fractured skull, broken spine and a shattered arm. She is currently unable to close her right eye and will undergo s-urgery on Friday (April 15). She reportedly had one successful s-urgery on her neck on Tuesday (March 29).

Dominique Flournoy posts to her Instagram account regularly for fans to stay up-to-date on Apple’s road to recovery. A GoFundMe fundraiser has also been organized by Dominique Flournoy for fans and supporters to contribute any help with “medical and rehabilitation costs, as well as support for her children during her healing process.”

In early April 2022, Flournoy took to Instagram and updated fans with the latest status of her sister’s progress. She wrote,

“My baby is still unresponsive, but stable she will undergo s-urgery on the 15th for her right eye that doesn’t close all the way”

“…They will be putting a weight in the lid that will still allow her to open and close her eye still her nerves are bad on that side and if this isn’t done she could have complications or even go blind because her eye isn’t closing all the way I do need everyone to share tag do whatever is needed for her go fund me I need to move her stuff out of her apartment doctors also mention a payment for transportation waiting for a call back on that but please share the link and keep the prayers coming.”

Now, thanks to an even more recent post, we have more context about what she is going through.

Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a form of traumatic brain injury. It happens when the brain rapidly shifts inside the skull as an injury is occurring. The long connecting fibers in the brain called axons are sheared as the brain rapidly accelerates and decelerates inside the hard bone of the skull.

The most prevalent symptom of DAI is loss of consciousness.

This typically lasts six or more hours. If the DAI is mild, then people might remain conscious but display other signs of brain damage.

These symptoms can be extremely varied, as they depend upon which area of the brain has been damaged. They can include:

  1. disorientation or confusion
  2. headache
  3. nausea or vomiting
  4. drowsiness or fatigue
  5. trouble sleeping
  6. sleeping longer than normal
  7. loss of balance or dizziness

Source: blackdoctor.org

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