Guilford County, N.C. -- Former Guilford County Commissioner, Billy Yow continues to improve following an on-site job drilling accident in June.
On Thursday, June 20, Yow was hit on the head above his right eye and sustained multiple face fractures as a result of the accident. He owns a well drilling company. He's been recovering at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, but has now been moved to a rehab facility.
Yow and his family issued the following news release sent by Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes:
The family of Billy Yow would like to thank all those who have offered prayers and concerns for Billy after his recent accident. We ask those prayers continue and appreciate the many calls we have received. This has been a trying time for Billy and our family but it has been those prayers and well wishes that have helped us thru the last two weeks. Billy took a terrific hit to his head which caused some blunt force trauma that could have easily ended his life, thru God's grace it did not. He suffered some broken facial bones and some swelling which was expertly handled by the great care he received at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. Our thanks and appreciation goes out to the nurses and doctors and Guilford Co. Firefighters and Paramedics who saved Billy's life. Billy is eating, talking, walking and in short is healing. Because of the accident he will have to go into some rehab which he started today. Billy was released from ICU step-down and sent to a private rehab facility. Billy chooses to do this privately and hopes to thank all his wonderful friends in the near future in person. Any questions should be directed to family friends BJ Barnes and Alan Perdue. We ask all our friends to keep Billy in their thoughts and prayers and respect the families wishes by letting his healing continue in private. Thank you and God Bless you all. Keri Yow.
BJ Barnes, Sheriff