California grandmother in coma after car crash

On behalf of Parker Thorson posted in Brain Injury on Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

A 55-year-old woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on Thanksgiving. The woman was struck after pushing her 8-year-old granddaughter out of the car’s path while they crossed the street in Inglewood at a marked crosswalk.

She was taken to UCLA Medical Center where she was in a coma. A family member said that the woman suffered damage to the right side of her brain, and her prognosis was uncertain. The 8-year-old suffered a leg fracture and was also treated before being released. Family members say that she has experienced recurring nightmares since the accident occurred.