Boxer injured in NYC accident awakes from coma
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- A young boxer who nearly made the 2012 Olympic team has awakened from a coma after he was critically injured in an accident on a Bronx highway.
The Daily News reports that 19-year-old Pedro Luis Sosa has begun opening his eyes and trying to move his limbs.
Family members tell the News that Sosa doesn't know that his sister Jennifer was killed in the Oct. 30 crash that nearly killed him too.
The siblings had stopped after getting into a traffic accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway. They got out of their vehicle to inspect the damage when they were hit by another car.
USA Boxing national coach Joe Zanders said Sosa narrowly missed making the U.S. Olympic team that will compete in the 2012 Games in London.
Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com