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Johnson High assistant principal has leg amputated weeks after wreck

POSTED: August 31, 2008 5:01 a.m.

An assistant principal at Johnson High School had surgery at an Atlanta hospital Wednesday morning to amputate his leg almost three weeks after surviving a one-car wreck on his way to work.

Mike Adcock, who was on his way to school Aug. 8 when he wrecked, had to have his lower right leg amputated just above the knee due to complications, said Hall County school system spokesman Gordon Higgins.

"(Doctors) have communicated to the family that this necessary procedure will not only stop the spread of infection in that area, but will also help his body to better cope so that they can begin the reconstructive surgery on his (left) leg, which is now scheduled to take place early next week," Higgins said.

Adcock is currently in recovery at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Adcock was en route to Johnson at 6 a.m. Aug. 8 when he lost control of his black Ford Explorer. He traveled 202 feet before the driver’s side of his vehicle struck a tree on Poplar Springs Road, according to a report from the Georgia State Patrol.

Adcock was flown by helicopter to the Atlanta hospital after he was trapped in his truck for more than an hour following the accident.

Adcock’s wife, Linda Adcock, is a teacher at Spout Springs Elementary School. Their son, David Adcock, began his first year as a special education teacher at Johnson High School this month. The assistant principal also has a daughter, Beth Adcock, who is a senior at Piedmont College.

A special fund at Regions Bank has been created to help support the Adcock family. Anyone wishing to contribute to the family may donate funds to the "Mike Adcock Benefit Fund" at any Regions Bank location.



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