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Reno Police Question Woman in Hit & Run Case

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Reno police say they are questioning a woman who says she hit a 24-year-old man with her vehicle near Wilbur May Parkway earlier this month.

Police say they met with the unidentified woman on Wednesday in connection with the case. Officers say they also found the vehicle used in the accident, which left Gabriel Kennedy in a coma. Kennedy was hit while skateboarding across Wilbur May Parkway, near the Center Creek Park on May 8th.

So far no arrests have been made, and charges are pending against the woman. Police have not publicly released her name.

Kennedy remains in Renown Regional Medical Center with bone fractures from his clavicle to his ankle. Damage to his right leg was so severe that doctors had to remove it. He also has a brain hemorrhage and a collapsed lung. "Every minute feels like an eternity because you're just waiting to see what will happen," Solea Kennedy, Gabriel’s mother told Channel 2 News on May 16th.

Despite Kennedy's condition, his family is hopeful he'll come out of this okay. "He's a pretty tough kid," Theo Kennedy, Gabriel's brother said. "He'll probably be kind of sad for awhile but he'll bounce back. He'll be back to his skateboarding and snowboarding."

His mother told us he will be in intensive care for at least a month.

The family has set an account to help with funds. Just go to http://www.gofundme.com/955tg8

Kennedy's mother released a statement Thursday afternoon:

“We are relieved that the person has stepped forward, and we are thankful we can begin the process of healing as a family and getting continuing care for Gabe. Thank you to the community and to all our friends and family who have been supportive. We are grateful for their prayers and their involvement.”

Renown Health says Kennedy is in stable condition.
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