About 1030pm Saturday night, my brother Benjamin , his wife Ingrid and their son Lennox were headed to their home in California. Benjamin was driving, they were a block from their home. A guy driving an extended cab truck came flying around the corner, wheels squealing and slammed into them. They went through a guardrail and stopped facing the opposite direction. The truck smashed into the driver's side, more fully on the rear passenger door. Unfortunately, this is where Lennox sat in his car seat. All the air bags deployed (side and front). Benjamin and Ingrid sustained minimal injuries.
Lennox sustained an open skull fracture with the location being slightly above his left eye. He had initial surgery to repair the outside wound over the left eyebrow area, which took about 6 stitches. He later had another surgery which involved opening the scalp at the hairline, peeling it off the skull to expose the damage, irrigating the area (which flushed out some small piece of bone but no debris. ) Then they positioned the depressed bone and stitched him back up. At this time he is awake.
The guy that him them left the scene of the accident. A Border Patrol officer arrived very quickly on the scene and was instrumental in getting the ambulance to arrive very quickly, as well as to mobilize other BP officers who were able to, almost miraculously, apprehend the suspected driver of the truck.
They are going to have huge medical bills, co- pays, loss of time at work, and they will need to buy a car. Please help, Anything is appreciated! There is no donation too small.