UPDATE: White Lake Teen Critically Injured While Crossing Street Reportedly Coming Out of Coma

Friends and fellow Xbox gamers are using the hash tag #Pray4Storms as they rally around a White Lake Middle School student who was critically injured while crossing the street earlier this month.

A campaign has been established to support the family of Dillon Bond, who has been hospitalized since he was critically injured while crossing M59 on Dec. 13. Photo: Screenshot
A campaign has been established to support the family of Dillon Bond, who has been hospitalized since he was critically injured while crossing M59 on Dec. 13. Photo: Screenshot

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.
Vanessa Dawn December 27, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Dillon is such a nice, sweet & likeable guy. I have only met him a couple of times, but he has not left my family's minds or hearts since learning of this horrible accident. I #PRAY that White Lake will wrap their arms around this family by supporting them and continuing to #PrayforDillon (#pray4storms) until he recovers. God Bless.
Winter Frandsen December 29, 2013 at 09:29 AM
Hi, this is Winter talking here. As much as I appreciate your news coverage of this accident involving my brother Dillon. First thing, you need to FACT check and verify your sources before you put out WRONG information. The driver, DID stop. This was NOT a "hit and run" as you stated in your article and heading. If you verified with me, or the police you would know this. Second, the link to the fundraiser site is correct, however if you are wanting to look at the REAL facebook page I made for my brother, you simply type in the words "pray for storms" into the search box on facebook... Seems like you just scrambled together a story here. You should have just had me review your story before you blasted it on the internet. Good reporting there. Thanks. Winter-
Brayden Fletcher December 29, 2013 at 01:23 PM
It was not a hit and run. Read Winter Frandsen's comment
Jeffrey Long December 29, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Sadly, recently there have been more errors then in the past.


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