Jim Wahl

First post: Aug 3, 2020 Latest post: Aug 22, 2020
On Tuesday, July 28, Jimmy Wahl was severely injured in a very serious car accident. He was a passenger in the back seat of his friends’ car — on Washington Avenue (going 10 mph — nearly home) when they were rear-ended by a speeding car going 100 mph (according to police).

The car in which Jim was a passenger caught fire with him and his two friends inside. Jim and his friends were wearing seatbelts. Gratefully, heroic witnesses were able to pull Jim + his friends from the burning car. They all survived; however not without significant injuries.

Jim was rushed to the hospital via ambulance and immediately taken into surgery to begin repair to his lacerated diaphragm and other internal injuries. Since he was admitted, he’s had several surgeries, been in/out of an induced coma and on/off a ventilator. 

Some of Jim’s injuries:
Lacerated diaphragm
Internal lacerations
Broken neck
Both shoulder blades broken
8 broken ribs
Third-degree burns on his legs; these will require skin grafts
Damaged vertebrae

Please send all your good juju, mojo, prayers or whatever you believe in his way ❤️.

Jimmy has a long road ahead — first in the hospital, then the next phase of his recovery. If you would like to help Jim with his medical expenses, our family has established a GoFundMe account for him:

GoFundMe — Help Sweet Jimmy:

Watch this site for updates on Jim’s progress.

Currently, he is only allowed one visitor (mom/Phyllis) and brief calls from immediate family.

Jim loves to receive cards! Here’s his address at the hospital:

Jim Wahl
Room R4-712
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Some of you you have asked about sending flowers. Thank you. Jim is not allowed to have them in the burn unit right now, possibly later.

Thank you for your calls, messages, e-mails, texts and prayers. We share your comments with Jim daily. Your love and kindness is a tremendous comfort.