North Amityville teen continues recovery after emerging from coma

A North Amityville family is rejoicing as its teenage son recovers following a six-week coma. Michael Dukes, 15, was playing basketball outside his house on April 7 when he was struck in the head by

News 12 Staff

Jun 26, 2006, 10:56 PM

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A North Amityville family is rejoicing as its teenage son recovers following a six-week coma.
Michael Dukes, 15, was playing basketball outside his house on April 7 when he was struck in the head by a passing car while tying his shoe. Michael suffered a fractured skull and broke his arm, leg and elbow. He emerged from a coma after six weeks and is now in rehab at St. Charles Hospital. Doctors say he has progressed from squeezing hands to talking in full sentences. Michael says he still cannot feel is left arm, hand or leg, but is optimistic about his recovery.
The driver involved in the hit and run has not been caught. Police say part of the problem is a difficultly in identifying the car. One witness says it was a dark Nissan Sentar, another says it was an LTD. Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
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