Teen Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Following Corvette Accident at Palm Beach International Speedway

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A Stuart, Florida teenager who crashed his Corvette at the Palm Beach International Speedway and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is being released from a rehabilitation center because his insurance company will no longer pay for his stay there.
Casey Bicknell received the Corvette for his 16th birthday. Last Christmas, his parents gave him the opportunity to race the car at the Palm Beach International Speedway / Raceway. On January 6, 2010, Bicknell, 18, crashed the car into the wall on the first lap and suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result.
Bicknell has undergone a number of operations and is currently unable to walk or communicate. He has been at the rehabilitation center in an effort to regain those functions. And while his family and doctors agree he should continue with his rehabilitation, the insurance company says it does not believe the treatment he is receiving there will improve his condition. Without insurance, the cost to the family would be $1,200 per day, which the family says they cannot afford.
Bicknell’s father has left his job in order to provide his son with full-time care. The family has also set up a website – www.caseybicknell.com — to receive donations and is planning a fundraiser on June 27 at Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach.

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