Joan Humphrey, an S-rated dressage judge from Ft. Myers, Fla., and the former secretary of the U.S. Dressage Federation, has undergone emergency surgery at the Dallas (Texas) Methodist Medical Center following a car accident while en route to a learner-judges training session near Dallas. The accident happened on Saturday, Feb. 18, and, according to Ann Counts, the clinic organizer, it “involved a train” at a railroad crossing.
Humphrey sustained several broken ribs, a ruptured aorta and diaphragm, and possible other internal injuries. She was flown by helicopter to the hospital and required a seven-hour surgery.
The driver of the car, Jennie Bohart, vice president of the Dallas Dressage Club, sustained a broken sternum, ribs and collarbone. She was expected to be released today (Feb. 20).
As of today, Humphrey is in the intensive-care unit at the Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Get-well wishes can be sent to her there (1441 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas, TX 75203).