Cana­dian woman in­jured in Times Square car crash re­cov­er­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

MON­TREAL — A Cana­dian mother of three who was in­jured when a speed­ing car plowed into pedes­tri­ans in New York City is awake af­ter spend­ing weeks in a coma. Vic­to­ria Avetisian says her sis­ter Elena Avetisian woke up two weeks ago and has been trans­ferred from New York City to a hos­pi­tal in Mon­treal. Avetisian, 38, was one of over two dozen peo­ple who were in­jured when a Honda Ac­cord sped through a pedes­trian-packed crowd at Times Square on May 18, hit­ting nu­mer­ous pedes­tri­ans be­fore be­ing stopped by a con­crete bar­rier. A teenaged tourist was killed in the at­tack. Vic­to­ria Avetisian says her sis­ter faces a long road to re­cov­ery af­ter suf­fer­ing se­ri­ous head wounds and bro­ken bones.

An on­line crowd­fund­ing cam­paign has raised over $27,000 to help pay for her care.

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