Jamie Lynn Spears’ family is counting their blessings as their 8-year-old daughter “awakes” and “talks” for the first time since her reported ATV accident on Sunday.
The “hunting expedition” related incident on Feb. 5 left Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter Maddie in serious condition and the general public in a state of shock. The details surrounding the accident were scarce and filled with conflicting reports when the news first broke earlier this week. But in the last 72 hours new details have surfaced as well as a family update from Spears’ husband.
On Tuesday, Jamie Watson shared a message via Instagram saying, “Thank you to everyone for the prayers. Maddie is doing better and better. Thank y’all so much.”
The update provided by Watson comes after many faithful fans prayed for the family.
On Tuesday a statement released to People by a Jamie Lynn Spears’ family Rep said: “With her father, mother and stepfather by her side, Maddie regained consciousness mid-day Tuesday, Feb. 7.”
“The 8-year-old daughter of entertainer Jamie Lynn Spears was involved in an ATV accident at a family home Sunday in Kentwood, Louisiana. Paramedics resuscitated her and she was airlifted to a local hospital. She is aware of her surroundings and recognizes those family members who have kept a round-the-clock vigil since the accident.”
“Doctors were able to remove the ventilator today and she is awake and talking. Maddie continues to receive oxygen and is being monitored closely but it appears that she has not suffered any neurological consequences from the accident,” the statement added.
Due to the severity of the incident with Maddie, the safety of the ATV has gone into question. But according to a police report released earlier this week, the young girl had “overcorrected” her ATV to avoid a ditch and went into a nearby pond, so the incident has no correlation to the safety of the outdoor vehicle.
New reports released state that the accident occurred before 3 p.m. on Sunday and Jamie Lynn and her husband were only about a 100 yards away.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards read the following statement about the incident on Tuesday Entertainment Tonight Reported:
“The ATV and child were instantly submerged in the water right before their eyes.The child was trapped and secured by the seatbelt and the ATV’s safety netting. Within two minutes, Acadian Ambulance Services arrived and assisted in freeing the child from the cold waters.”