HESPERIA, MICH. - One week after being hit by car, a four year old boy is still in critical condition. It happened on M-20 by Dickinson Avenue on Monday, June 5.
Emmitt is still in the hospital with broken bones and a head injury. Despite the tough circumstances, his family is grateful for the community support.
"His head trauma is very severe, shattered pelvis, broken collar bone."
Injuries that are still difficult for Emmitt's sister, Faith Foxworthy to wrap her head around.
The Newaygo County Sheriff's Office responded to the crash near Hesperia.
"He had run through the back slider door and down the driveway to chase my dad's cousin," Foxworthy said.
Police say Emmitt ran into the road and was hit by a car driven by a 62-year-old Fremont man. The boy was taken to the hospital by Aero-Med, where he remains.
Foxworthy says doctors still don't know the extent of his brain injury but they're hopeful.
"He can move both of his legs, both of his toes, which was unexpected."
But despite the tough days, the family has found solace in the support they've received online and in person.
"It means a lot," Foxworthy said as she began to cry. "Just to know that people care, and to know that they're good people."
A gesture of kindness, they're paying forward, with a special message to the driver that struck their little boy.
"We don't hate him,we're not mad at him," she said. "We know people speed on that road and stuff like that. We don't hold a grudge against anybody."
The Sheriff's Office says alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash but the incident is still under investigation.
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