Update: Troy mom says son is in stable condition after dirt bike crash
Dre’on Lewis, 13, is in the hospital right now with his family by his side.
His condition has improved from grave condition to stable condition, his mom, Tiffany Degraffenreid told NewsChannel 13.
“He does have head trauma – severe head trauma – but he’s fighting,” she said.
Dre’on was riding his dirt bike home on Sunday night. He was only a few blocks away – near 4th and Madison – when the crash happened between his bike and an SUV, said Degraffenreid.
“The bike is broken into, like, five different pieces, and it’s a dirt bike. It’s not a regular bike, it’s a heavy sturdy, steel bike that he couldn’t even lift up the stairs by himself, so it’s just like what shape is my child in,” she asked.
Police say the SUV driver is cooperating with the investigation, but Dre’on’s mom wants answers. She was told the driver left the scene first, then called police.
“You hurt someone bad, why did you leave? My mind is just boggled with that question and why haven’t you reached out and at least say, ‘I’m sorry, it was an accident. I apologize,’ say something,” she pleaded. “This is my child, this is my baby, my son, my only son.”
The witnesses on the scene made the initial calls to 911, Degraffenreid said.
“I’m so grateful that they were there, that they made that call because he has a chance now,” she said.
Degraffenreid has been praying over her son, asking that his outgoing, fun, loving, spirit push through the darkness and recovers.
“He tried to open his eyes, even trying to move his neck a little bit,” she said.
He’s making significant progress, said Degraffenreid, but the road to recovery is far from over.
The family has started a gofundme to help with medical costs. Click here.