SPOKANE, Wash. – A young boy is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car while he was crossing the street on his bike.
Averie Crawford was riding his bike through a crosswalk near Ferris High School when the incident happened. One car stopped, but the other hit Crawford at a speed of almost 30 miles per hour.
Family said Crawford is recovering from a skull fracture, concussion and has bad bruising and scrapes to his face and legs.
Police said the driver was given almost $1,000 in citations for failing to yield to a pedestrian, failing to use a child restraint, not having insurance, not having registration tabs and having a suspended license.
The driver is being held responsible, but family friends said they wanted to do more than just send their well wishes.
“The first thing that he asked for was his bike,” said family friend, Sherry Singer. “His bike is police evidence and likely not to be used again. I think this is going to be a big surprise.”
Singer set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for a new bike for Crawford. The site has raised enough money after only a few days.
Family friends of Crawford said it will be a few days before he is released from the hospital. Doctors still have not said how long it will be before he makes a full recovery.
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