Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Larchmont boy returns home, five weeks after being hit by car

LARCHMONT - A 9-year-old village boy returned home over the weekend, five weeks after he was struck unconscious by a car driven by a local teenager charged with driving while impaired.

William Powers, who suffered severe head and other injuries in the June 6 crash, spent more than a week in a coma at the Westchester Medical Center. He returned home Saturday, after a brief stint at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey.

"He will continue with outpatient therapy from home," family spokeswoman Karen Schwartzman said today. "His condition is improving and his family is thankful for all the prayers and support of the entire community."

William had just seen his sister onto a Bee-Line bus on Magnolia Avenue, and crossed in front of it to head home at 7:45 a.m. That's when a white Lexus pulled out from behind the bus and struck him.

The driver, Mike Mezansky, who lives in the neighborhood, was initially charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after failing sobriety tests. The charge was later reduced to driving while ability impaired, a traffic violation, after a blood test came back showing that his blood-alcohol level was zero a few hours after the accident.

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Larchmont boy returns home, five weeks after being hit by car lohud.com The Journal News

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