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Alcovy student to be discharged from hospital
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Thomas Mason (left) and Christian Mason (right).

Christian Mason has progressed immensely in his rehab, according to his father Thomas Mason. Christian Mason has progressed to the point that he may be discharged from the hospital to a day rehab facility.

Christian Mason will be able to return home on his birthday, March 1. He will then go to the rehab facility daily to do his school work and learn to work with and improve his physical challenges until he is well enough to return to school.

Christian Mason was struck by a logging truck on Hwy. 36 Jan. 14.

According to Investigator Jeff Alexander of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO), the driver of the logging truck was unaware that the youth had been hit. A short time later, Covington police were able to stop the driver on the Covington Bypass near the Post Office after the NCSO released witnesses’ description of the truck.

The victim was flown to Egleston Hospital in Atlanta by Airlife. Alexander said no charges have been filed against the driver at this time.

Thomas Mason was on his way to pick up his son from a workout with the track team at Alcovy High School. Before Thomas Mason could reach his son, Christian Mason was struck by the mirror of a logging truck driving by on Hwy. 36.

Christian Mason is a 14-year-old sophomore at Alcovy. He’s a baseball player, who has made the All-Star team while playing at Newton County Recreation and he also played on Alcovy’s ninth grade team as 13-year-old freshman.