KSU student hit by truck in Athens still in a coma - CBS46 News

KSU student hit by truck in Athens still in a coma

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ATHENS, GA (CBS46) -

Dr. Kimberly Walpert sat down with CBS Atlanta News Thursday to update us on the condition of KSU student Emily Bowman, who was hit by a car nearly a week ago. 

"She's still comatose and she's still requiring a good deal of medication to treat her brain injury, but she's got a little bit more reaction to stimulus around her than she did several days ago," Walpert said. 

Bowman still remains on life support after being struck by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday morning on Oak Street in Athens. She was in Athens visiting friends.

"She will move her arm and leg to some extent depending on what I am doing to her. She is not opening her eyes," Walpert said.

So while family and friends are praying for Bowman's recovery, police are closer to charging the driver.

"I can't tell you whether this was the result of the car hitting her head or whether it was the result of her head hitting the pavement," Walpert said.

Walpert said the swelling on Bowman's brain has reduced and she is more stable than she was a few days ago which is encouraging.

"Every bit of improvement that we see is very important and encouraging for us, but she's still a very sick young woman," Walpert said.

Meanwhile, Athens-Clarke County police tell CBS Atlanta News they plan to issue an arrest warrant for the suspect responsible in the next couple of days.

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