Lexi Hansen, 18, was riding a longboard on the Brigham Young University campus at 6:30 p.m. on February 26 when a car struck her in a crosswalk. Lexi suffered severe head injuries and was in a coma for several days. On the day of the accident, she was rushed to the hospital and doctors believed her chances of survival were extremely low. On March 4, however, Lexi was alert and breathing. She opened her eyes for the first time on Sunday, March 2 while family and friends surrounded her bed singing hymns to her. The doctors and nurses are calling her the "miracle girl" as she was given only a 5% chance to live. She is expected to continue to recover, although there will likely be difficulties in rehabilitation. She will soon begin speech and physical therapy. There is no evidence that texting, alcohol, or drugs played a role in the accident.
We wish her well on her long road to a favorable recovery.