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Barron suffers broken neck; expects full recovery

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:15 pm | Updated: 4:51 pm, Wed Nov 21, 2012.

Former state Sen. Lowell Barron suffered a broken neck following a tractor accident Saturday afternoon.

Barron was driving a Kubota tractor at North Pointe Apartments in Fort Payne when a tire went flat — “probably from running over a bottle or piece of metal,” he said — causing him to flip down the ravine. Barron said his neck is broken in “about three places” and he is wearing a halo brace.

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