Pennsville football player severly injured in accident comes out of coma
The Pennsville High School football player hit by a car while he was skateboarding on the street has come out of a coma.
Kyle Pszenny's motther Crystal Parks broke the news on her CaringBridge page where she recounts his recovery from the accident a month ago in which he suffered severe brain injuries along with other minor injuries including broken bones, a dislocated neck, scrapes, and bruises. The 17-year-old had undergone surgery at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
"He is following more commands (not on a consistent basis), swallowing, moving his right arm and leg very well, moving his left arm and leg (very little), watching things and focusing on pictures following them with his eyes, and much more," writes Parks, who says Pszenny "still has a very long recovery ahead."
Pszenny was moved after 17 days from Christiana to the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington where he has made the most progress. Parks writes that Pszenny is currently at level 4 on the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale.
Zachary D. McDonough, 23, of Pennsville turned himself into police two days after the incident after his silver Hyundai was found covered in the backyard of a nearby apartment building. He is being held on $50,000 bail.