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Larry Womble in critical condition, but alert

State Rep. Larry Womble, critically injured in a car accident last week that killed another driver, is alert and responding to stimuli, according to a doctor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

The hospital held a news conference this afternoon where Dr. Russell M. Howerton and Rep. Earline Parmon spoke.

Howerton said Womble has several broken bones and will undergo "a series of treatments and procedures."

Womble, 70, is a Democrat from Winston-Salem serving his ninth term.

Womble was injured in a head on collision in the accident late Friday night that killed the other driver, 54-year-old David Allen Carmichael.

Parmon said the Womble and Carmichael families have been close for years, and this was a trying time for both families.

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