CORRECTION: This was not a hit-and-run as originally reported. According to White Lake police, the driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and notified authorities. Patch regrets the error.
A 14-year-old White Lake Middle School student remains in a coma after he was critically injured while crossing M-59 Dec. 13.
As Dillon Bond fights for his life at Beaumont Hospital, online tributes are pouring in on a YouTube site established by fellow gamers. Dillon is an avid Xbox player and goes by the screen tag #Pray4Storms (#Storms is one of his frequently used Xbox screen tags).
On Twitter, it was reported on Christmas Day that doctors were bringing Dillon out of his induced coma and he displayed some eye movement, pain reflex in his arms, and toe and finger movements – “all great signs that Dillon is fighting to come around,” his family posted.
Dillon's mother has been at his side since the accident has occurred.
Money is being raised to help the family pay medical expenses at https://fundly.com/pray-for-storms. His brother, Winter Frandsen, created the campaign, which has raised about $4,500.
“If you know someone personally that has ever been involved in a major accident, you know that their life is altered in so many different aspects,” Frandsen wrote. “This tragic accident not only affects Dillon, but the rest of the family as well. My mother has been forced to miss work for an extended period of time and it is not known what Dillon’s condition will be when he comes out of his coma.”The Milford man who allegedly struck Dillon stopped at the scene. He has not been charged at this point and police are still investigating.