Video: Child's miracle recovery as doctors reattach his head

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Brave: Jaxon Taylor after the miracle op
Brave: Jaxon Taylor after the miracle op

A child has made a miracle recovery as doctors reattached his head after he was internally decapitated in a car crash.

Young Jackson Taylor, aged one, could have died after the smash.

The 16-month-old toddler was with his mom and sister when they collided head on with another vehicle at 70mph.

The force from the collision was so intense that Jackson's head pulled apart from his neck in an internal decapitation, according to spinal surgeon Dr Geoff Askin.

Incredibly , the medics now have been able to reattach his head, reports 7NewsMelbourne .

In a six-hour surgery Dr Askin and his team were able to reattach the boy's vetebrae using wire and a piece of Jackson's rib.

"A lot of children wouldn't survive that injury in the first place, and if they did and they were resuscitated then they may never move or breathe again." said Dr Askin.

Jackson now wears what his family calls a "halo" to keep his body stable, which will be removed in eight weeks.

After that, he will be able to live a normal and healthy life.