Boy 16 hit by car near Battle Ground back in surgery today

first_imgEven though she thought her son would be out of the intensive care unit Friday, the mother of Justin Carey says that he had to go back into surgery so doctors could seek the source of a serious infection.Carey, 16, had both of his femurs broken and both femoral arteries severed on June 10 when he was hit by a Nissan Maxima at the intersection of Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast 289th Street in rural Clark County. He was waiting for the bus to take him to Battle Ground High School at 7 a.m. when the crash occurred, but he wasn’t taken to the hospital until after a tow-truck driver found him 90 minutes later. The driver of the Nissan, Shaun Johnson, 46, of Vancouver, didn’t tell authorities she had hit someone. Clark County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation and has not made any citations or arrests in the case.With a good initial prognosis from his doctors, who said the 16-year-old boy would likely walk, Carey remains at the intensive care unit at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center fighting a staph infection. Chumley had been told that Carey may be moved to a less-intensive unit Saturday.“It was supposed to be a good day for us, but it turned out not to be,” said Janette Chumley, Carey’s mom. “He’s just really sick.”last_img