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Wisconsin boy in critical condition after tragic recreational accident


A 6-year-old boy from Riverview Elementary School in Silver Lake was struck by a metal object thrown from a lawn mower while at recess on Friday. The family have identified the boy as Alex Hook, a playful freshman who is now in critical condition following the incident. Hook’s aunt and godmother Michelle Koertgen told WISN 12 her sister got a call from school on Friday afternoon telling her her son had been in an accident. blood was coming out of his head and he was not conscious, but he was basically having seizures, ”Koertgen said. Family members told WISN 12 that he had undergone emergency brain surgery. They said a piece of his skull had lodged in his brain. Now he’s in an induced coma for 72 hours. “Unfortunately, it’s a waiting game,” Koertgen said. “Seventy-two hours may not seem like a lot, but it’s a lifetime when you sit there watching my nephew, my sister’s son sitting there with tubes coming out of every hole in his body. I mean, it’s just awful, ”Koertgen said. WISN 12, the school principal took surveillance footage of the incident. They said you can see a nearby lawn mower pass over an object that flew through the air and hit Hook in the head. Koertgen said the surgeon told them the object was a piece of metal rebar. medical costs and the path to recovery from probable brain damage. They also have a Facebook page to keep up to date with her situation at Children’s. WISN 12 has contacted the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for an update on its investigation. Sgt. David Wright told WISN 12 News “Although this was a tragic incident, it was deemed to be an accident and therefore KSD is no longer involved in this incident “.

A 6-year-old boy from Riverview Elementary School in Silver Lake was struck by a metal object thrown from a lawn mower while at recess on Friday.

The family have identified the boy as Alex Hook, a playful freshman who is now in critical condition following the incident.

Hook’s aunt and godmother Michelle Koertgen told WISN 12 her sister got a call from school on Friday afternoon telling her her son had been in an accident.

“My sister went to where he was and found her son lying on his back with blood coming out of his head, and he was not conscious but he was basically having seizures,” Koertgen said.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Flight for Life took Children’s Hook Wisconsin to Milwaukee.

Family members told WISN 12 that he had undergone emergency brain surgery.

They said a piece of his skull had lodged in his brain.

He is now in an induced coma for 72 hours.

“It’s a waiting game unfortunately,” said Koertgen. “Seventy-two hours may not seem like a lot, but it’s a lifetime when you sit there watching my nephew, my sister’s son sitting there with tubes coming out of every hole in his body. I mean, it’s just awful. “

Koertgen told WISN 12 that the school principal had extracted surveillance footage of the incident.

They said you can see a nearby lawn mower pass over an object that flew through the air and hit Hook in the head.

Koertgen said the surgeon told them the object was a piece of metal rebar.

Koertgen set up a GoFundMe account to help his family pay for medical bills and recover from probable brain damage.

They also have a Facebook page to keep up to date with her situation at the Children’s.

WISN 12 has contacted the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for an update on its investigation.

Sgt. David Wright told WISN 12 News “Although this was a tragic incident, it was deemed to be an accident and therefore KSD is no longer involved in this incident “.

On Monday morning, family members said Hook would be having another MRI.

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