A 14-year-old Salmon Arm boy remains in BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver after a bicycle accident last Wednesday afternoon.
Police report that on Nov. 6 the boy was riding his bike down the steep hill on 10th Avenue SE – sometimes called Shoemaker Hill – near Second Avenue when he lost control of his bike and fell off.
He fell into the oncoming lane and collided with a vehicle travelling in the opposition direction.
The boy, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered trauma to his head and was taken to hospital by ambulance and then transferred to Vancouver.
According to updates on the family’s Facebook page, Cole Waines is progressing.
He underwent surgery to deal with the swelling in his brain, but awoke from the coma and was able to recognize his family.
He has since been chatting and joking with family and even sitting and standing briefly. He will still have to undergo reconstructive surgery once the swelling subsides.