Harpers Ferry chief ranger making some improvement

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — It’s been two weeks since Harpers Ferry National Historical Park chief ranger Ryan Levins suffered a head injury in a cycling competition accident.

Ryan Levins has shown some improvement after July 3 accident.
Ryan Levins has shown some improvement after July 3 accident.

Levins has been at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia since July 3 where he was placed in a medically induced coma. He has shown some improvements in recent weeks, park superintendent Rebecca Harriett said.

“He’s making slow but steady improvements,” but Harriett said, he has a long way to go.

Levins has opened his eyes and may soon be transferred to a different room, Harriet said.

Meanwhile, well wishes have been pouring into the park.

“Get well cards are being sent to the park,” Harriett said. “I’ve been taking those in [to the hospital] about once a week.”

Levins was in a chain reaction accident. Another biker in the same accident died.

A gofundme page has also been established to help with expenses.

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