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BoE chairman badly hurt in accident
Allen still critical but improving
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Lamar Allen

Effingham County Board of Education Chairman Lamar Allen continues to recuperate after a lengthy surgery stemming from a June 26 wreck.

Allen’s son Troy Allen posted on Facebook that his father has been restful since the surgery and there have been no major setbacks.

“Now begins the healing process, which we hope goes as smooth as possible,” Troy Allen wrote. “He is still in ICU where he needs to be for a while. This will be the best place for him to recover since it has limited access and 24/7 hands-on care.”

Allen was taken to Memorial University Medical Center, after he was involved in a collision at the intersection of Highways 21 and 119 in Springfield.

According to Troy Allen, Lamar Allen underwent nearly seven hours of surgery last Thursday.

Lamar Allen, who has served on the school board since 2004, represents District 3. He also was the Effingham Chamber of Commerce’s John Adam Treutlen Award winner in 2014.

Allen also served for 26 years in the Georgia Army National Guard, retiring as a first sergeant, and is a past president of the Effingham Chamber and the Rotary Club of Effingham County. He also has been a member of the Ogeechee Soil and Water Conservation District and was named its conservationist of the year in 2003.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the accident