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Clay Co. twins critically injured in car accident Thursday afternoon


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Last Thursday, two high school girls were in a car accident after leaving school at Central High School of Clay County.

The 17-year-old twins, Hope and Faith Barefield, left school on Thursday and their car hit a tree. Both girls were removed from the wreckage and airlifted to UAB.

Hope and Faith were both unconscious when they were taken to UAB Hospital. Hope remained unconscious for two days, while Faith is currently still unconscious. Upon arriving at the hospital, the doctors’ assessments declared Hope to have pelvic damage along with a brain bleed. Faith had surgery immediately to stop a kidney and liver bleed. Faith also had a brain bleed and a fractured neck, stabilized with a halo.

Hope was scheduled to have surgery Monday, but was sent back to her room. She did not need the surgery and was taken off the oxygen tubes. Faith was scheduled to be taken off the ventilator Wednesday to try to wake her up.

The twins work at Sonic in Sylacauga, where their coworkers have placed a donation jar to help with the costs of medical bills for the family.

The girls’ school held a student-led prayer vigil Friday morning in support of their classmates.

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