Brewton native dies in two-car accident
Published 2:22 pm Monday, August 24, 2009
By By Laura Johnson
A local family is reeling after a Monday afternoon accident ended the life of a young mother and left the welfare of her 1-year-old son in question for two days.
Family members said 29-year-old Nicole Ordis, a Brewton native, was traveling with her son, Elijah, to Dadeville to cash her unemployment check when her 2002 Mercury collided with a 2002 Chevrolet on Alabama Highway 49 at 2:53 p.m. Monday. She died on the scene and her son was seriously injured from the impact.
The toddler was rushed to East Alabama Medical Center and was later airlifted to UAB Hospital, where he remained in the intensive care unit on Tuesday but was released Wednesday. He was treated for possible injuries including a bruised lung, broken ribs and possible brain swelling, but was sent home with only bruises.
Gene, now on temporary leave from his job, is at home with his recovering son where he is coping with the loss of his wife.
Gene stayed in Birmingham with his son throughout the ordeal, but he and his son have returned to his family’s Camp Hill home where they are recuperating from the loss.
The couple was recently selected to receive Medicaid but had no additional health insurance and no life insurance at the time of the accident. His newly acquired coworkers have been offering prayers and some financial assistance.