Dan Dillard, 60, a Bend pastor who was injured last month in a motorcycle accident, is in fair condition, has been moved out of the intensive care unit and is on a floor to receive orthopedic and neurological care at St. Charles Bend, according to a hospital spokesperson.
Dillard was injured in a motorcycle accident Aug. 31 on Bear Creek Road in Bend. He has undergone a number of surgical procedures aimed at fighting infection in his body and treating injuries, including a shattered pelvis, torn aorta, fractured neck, broken clavicle, broken ribs and a punctured lung.
The Bulletin featured a profile of the cutting-edge procedures used to help Dillard on Sept. 13.
According to a Caring Bridge Web page updated by his friends and family, surgeons cleaned out Dillard’s pelvic wound and grafted skin from his left thigh to his calf Thursday. Bleeding in his stomach has stopped and his tracheotomy was removed, giving Dillard the ability to speak, according to the website.