3 brothers recovering from coast car crash
Published 6:26 pm Saturday, November 4, 2017
Three brothers from Vicksburg were severely injured in a single car accident Oct. 29 in Gulfport when a car driven by their mom ran off the road into a ditch.
William Young, 11, Kieler Young , 9, and Kristopher Young, 8, were all injured in the accident.
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According to a report by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, the accident occurred Oct. 29 at 3:53 p.m. on Canal Road in Gulfport when a Chevy Aveo driven by Sabrina Young, the boys’ mom, ran off the road into a ditch and hit a culvert head on.
Sabrina Young, whose license was expired at the time of the accident, was reportedly driving south on Canal Road near its intersection with Racetrack Road when she failed to maintain her lane and drove into the ditch. According to the report, all four passengers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident and cellphone use was not a contributing factor.
According to the report, Young and all three boys were transported to Gulfport Memorial Hospital in “moderate” pain following the accident.
The boys’ father, Billy Young, said William remains in serious condition after being transported to Women and Children’s Hospital in Mobile, Ala., with severe abdominal injuries.
“I have one son (Kristopher) with abdominal injuries,” Billy said. “I have one son (Kieler) with a spinal injury.
“William is the most serious. He had intestinal surgery and had all the muscles and skin removed. Basically, his whole bottom area is nothing but live organs.”
Billy Young said Keiler and Kristopher were released from the hospital and were on their way back to Vicksburg Saturday afternoon. Keiler will have to wear a back brace for at least three months and may require back surgery later in life, Billy Young said, and Kristopher suffered injuries to his face and an abdominal tear. However, Billy Young said, “They are thinking he is going to be OK. He is just going to have to be watched closely.” William will have to remain hospitalized for “months,” Billy Young said. He had additional surgery on Friday and will have another operation Monday, but is in stable condition, his dad said.
As part of the recovery process, William will require extensive plastic surgery and spinal surgery.
Following the accident, a GoFundMe page was set up to help the family pay for expenses related to William’s extended stay in the hospital. The page, which can be found at www.gofundme.com/evem9-help-for-expenses, had raised $370 by Saturday afternoon.