UPDATE: 3/27/19 – 3 p.m.: After meeting with doctors Wednesday, Breck Anderson’s family says doctors believe there’s the potential that his brain hasn’t herniated yet. Doctors are going to try and wean him off of his medication to see if he’ll wake up from his medically induced coma on his own.
UPDATE: 3/27/19: Family says 10-year-old Breck Anderson has taken a turn for the worst. Doctors believe his brain has “herniated into his spinal column“ and that he will not wake up from his medically-induced coma.
An MRI was performed last night. Today, the Andersons will meet with doctors to determine what their next step is in Breck’s care.
The family of a 10-year-old Sandy boy critically injured in a bike accident speaks exclusively to ABC4 News.
“We thought we were out of the woods yesterday with the brain pressure receding,“ said Peter Anderson.
Anderson’s son Breck is in a medically-induced coma after colliding with a truck on March 17th.
It happened at the intersection of 11400 South 1000 East in Sandy.
“I screamed,“ said Anderson. “I couldn’t believe it. He wasn’t supposed to be there.“
Since the accident, Anderson says a team of medical workers at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City is working around the clock to care for Breck.
“This morning, they had to do a spinal tap to further reduce the pressures on his brain.“
Mr. Anderson credits Breck’s helmet with saving his life.
“He left a debris field of helmet parts on the highway,“ said Anderson. “It knocked his shoes off his feet. The impact was that hard.“
Now, he’s encouraging all parents to make sure their children wear a helmet when riding a bike or scooter.
“Whether you’re riding your bike down the road or to school wherever it is. Get a helmet. Get one that’s made for biking.“