Friday, March 2, 2012

Band teacher’s condition improves

Hospital upgrades status from ‘critical’ to ‘serious’

Express Staff Writer

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise has upgraded the condition of a 49-year-old Bellevue man from critical to serious.

Tony Randall, the band teacher at Wood River High School and Wood River Middle School, was flown by emergency aircraft to Saint Alphonsus following a traffic accident involving nine vehicles Saturday morning on state Highway 75 south of Bellevue.

The Blaine County Sheriff's Office has attributed the cause of the accident to a ground blizzard that hit the area, reducing visibility at times to near zero. Randall was injured in the confusion when he stepped from his vehicle and was hit by another car.


He was listed in critical condition Tuesday at Saint Alphonsus but had been upgraded to serious condition by Thursday morning.

Saint Alphonsus defines serious condition as a state in which "vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits—patient is acutely ill; indicators are questionable."

The hospital defines critical condition as a state in which "vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits—patient may be unconscious; indicators are unfavorable."

Terry Smith:

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