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 width=A Clinton businessman continues to recouperate in a Springfield hospital, following a serious motorcycle accident in Arizona.

Scott Baum, owner of Baum Chevrolet-Buick in Clinton, was involved in a motorcycle accident August 18th in Kingman, Arizona, where he was riding with several friends from the Clinton area. The motorcycle came down on Baum's right leg.

He was airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital, then later transferred to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield where he's been treated since August 27th.

Surgeons have performed 5 different surgeries to graft skin, veins and muscle, to Baum's lower right leg. The most recent surgery was on Wednesday of last week, lasting some 12 hours. Doctors have been pleased so far, with the results from Wednesday's operation.

At present, there is no timetable for Baum's discharge from the hospital. It's anticipated that if the latest grafts are successful, the next step will be physical therapy.

Baum is doing well. He and his family appreciate the expressions of support they've received from customers and friends.

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