Boy hit by car may be out of ICU Tuesday night
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The father of a Roseburg boy who was run over by a vehicle while riding his bike home Monday afternoon, says the boy may be released from the ICU as early as Tuesday night.
The 11-year-old boy was taken by Life Flight to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland, after he was ran over by an SUV Monday afternoon.
Andre Heininge was riding his bike home from track practice when the accident happened, according to his father, Mike Fugate.
Andre, who says he likes to go by Andrew, suffered a laceration to his liver and broke his right leg in two places, Fugate told KPIC News.
Andre's mother Jamie, told KPIC News that he is expected to undergo surgery sometime Tuesday, as they are worried about 'Compartment Syndrome' from the swelling.
The boy is expected to undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair the fractures in his leg.
Jamie says the family would like to thank everyone who helped Andre at the scene of the crash, and says she appreciates all the prayers and support from the community.
Fugate says Andre is in good spirits, but very tired.
Authorities cited Brenda Joyce Andrews, 55, of Roseburg, for failing to obey a traffic control device after the crash.
Andre will turn 12-years-old on Wednesday, and his mom says the hospital is throwing him a birthday party.