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Brain Damage Permanent for Hopkins Student Struck by Car

University sends message to students, faculty and staff at the request of student's family.

(UPDATED 3:30 p.m.) — The 20-year-old who was struck by a car while biking on University Parkway in February is not expected to regain cognitive functions, according to an e-mail sent to students, faculty and staff. 

"We have sad news to report regarding Nathan Krasnopoler, our student who was hit by a car and critically injured on Feb. 26. Nathan's family has informed us that the brain damage that Nathan sustained as a result of the accident appears to be permanent and he is not expected to recover any cognitive function," the e-mail states. "We are deeply saddened to learn this and ask that everyone join us in keeping Nathan and his family in their thoughts at this very difficult time."

The e-mail, from Nicholas P. Jones, dean of the Whiting School of Engineering, was sent at Krasnopoler's family's request, according to the university.

The Krasnopoler family issued a press release this afternoon detailing Nathan Krasnopoler's current condition. Doctors have told family members that his brain damage appears to be permanent, the release stated.

"Based on a series of tests, including a very recent MRI, the doctors have no hope for a meaningful recovery," according to the release.

On Feb. 26 Krasnopoler was struck by 83-year-old Jeanette Marie Walke while riding his bike. His family is suing Walke for $10 million. Walke has not been charged in the incident. 

Rebecca Young April 05, 2011 at 05:49 PM
Why is everyone blaming the motorist, when this sounds like a tragic accident, at which no one is at fault? Cyclists can come out of nowhere. This lady was not charged because she was not at fault, so why is there a pending civil suit?

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