Thursday, June 12, 2008

Boy, 9, struck by car, remains in coma

UPDATE- on - a story I posted a few days ago

Disgusted with the system: DWI suspect: 'My heart goes out' to family of injured boy

A Judge has sealed the case.


A 9-year-old boy from Larchmont remained in a coma yesterday, five days after he was struck by a local teenager who was allegedly driving drunk through the neighborhood.

The boy, William Powers, is breathing with the help of a ventilator at the Westchester Medical Center's children's hospital and has yet to regain consciousness, having suffered a severe brain injury, broken legs, a damaged lung and other injuries, said a family spokeswoman, Karen Schwartzman.

"His condition remains unchanged," Schwartzman said.

Mike Mezansky, 18, a former Mamaroneck High School baseball star, was charged with driving while intoxicated in Friday's crash and is due to be arraigned in Village Court on Tuesday.

He is accused of striking the child on Magnolia Avenue at 7:45 a.m.

The boy had just seen his sister onto a Bee-Line bus, then crossed in front of it to head home. That's when the white Lexus pulled out from behind the bus and struck the boy, police said.

Police said they detected alcohol and arrested the teen after he failed a series of field sobriety tests. He refused a Breathalyzer test, police said, and they asked for a court order to test his blood.

The results of that test are not yet known, police said yesterday, and they will not be made public because a judge has sealed Mezansky's court case.

The injured boy, who attends the Chatsworth Avenue School with his twin brother, is being treated at the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at the medical center, where his parents and his four siblings have remained in a prayerful vigil by his bedside.

Reach Shawn Cohen at
spcohen@lohud.comor 914-694-5046.

Original Article-

Boy, 9, struck by car, remains in coma The Journal News

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My two cents- My heart and prayers go out to all involved!

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