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Aldridge Moving Out of Intensive Care Unit

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Apr 28, 2009 | 6:19am EDT

Jamie Lynn Spears' boyfriend Casey Aldridge is to be moved out of intensive care after showing signs of progress as he recovers from a car crash on Sunday.

Aldridge, who shares 10-month-old daughter Maddie with Spears, swerved into a ditch while driving down a Louisiana highway and was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center with head injuries.

Three of the five people riding in the truck -- including Aldridge himself -- were thrown from the vehicle as it flipped over.

Aldridge suffered mild brain trauma and a fractured skull, while another passenger sustained a broken collarbone, and a third injured his hip.

But the 19-year-old is making a good recovery and doctors are preparing to move him out of the intensive care unit, reports People.com.

A source says, "They said it was borderline whether he needed surgery or not, but they've taken some scans and see no further damage."

Spears has been keeping a bedside vigil since the accident, which occurred as Aldridge and his friends travelled home from his cousin's bachelor party.

Aldridge is facing a misdemeanor charge of careless operation of a vehicle -- but authorities have ruled out alcohol or drugs as the cause of the accident.

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