UM student in Austin ICU after accident

Posted on Sep 16 2013 - 7:43am by Hawley Martin

University of Mississippi senior Carson Otter from Bloomington, Ind., was involved in an accident late Friday night or early Saturday morning that led to him undergoing emergency brain surgery in a local Austin hospital.

Candy Otter, Carson’s mother, posted on Facebook Saturday evening about Otter’s Saturday morning surgery: “He underwent brain surgery and is in ICU. He is showing good signs while in an induced coma. Carson’s road to recovery will be a long one. I will post updates as we have them. Please pray for my boy.”

On Sunday she wrote, “Carson opened his eyes today and even nodded at us! Baby steps :).”

According to a Sigma Nu fraternity brother of Otter, William Waters, Otter left his group of friends to join another group when the accident occurred. Because Otter was alone at the time of the accident, little is known regarding the details that led to emergency brain surgery, according to Sigma Nu president Will Andrews.

Attempts were made to contact the Austin Police Department as well as local medical centers in Austin in order to obtain more information regarding the event but no information was provided.