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Secret Service Agent Suffered Major Spinal Cord Injury in Wakefield Crash


Friends of a Secret Service agent injured in a fatal crash last week in Wakefield say he sustained major injuries to his spinal cord and has no feeling or movement from the upper chest down.

Thirty-year-old Garrett Fitzgerald was one of four Secret Service agents injured in the crash.

Their vehicle was struck head on by a car being driven by 45-year-old Bruce Danforth, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The agents were part of a security detail for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Fitzgerald remains in care at Mass General Hospital in Boston, and will be transferred to a specialized spinal cord injury rehabilitation center in the coming days.

Friends have raised nearly $150,000 through an online fundraising campaign to help cover the cost of medical bills. 

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