Local teen hit by a car is back home after being hospitalized for weeks

Published: Jun. 14, 2019 at 10:44 PM EDT
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15-year-old Noah Tolson was hit while he was out for a run on Jerome Road last month. He spent weeks in the hospital, and he was in a medically induced coma for much of that time.

Noah is now back home and able to walk and talk, but family spokesman and attorney Rich Carr says his recovery will be a long process. He adds that Noah was able to swallow for the first time on Thursday and he's lost 30 pounds since he was hit.

The man police say was behind the wheel of the car that hit Noah has been indicted by a grand jury. Bill Burkett is charged with vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular assault. He resigned from his position with the City of Toledo this week.

Noah is a student at St. John's Jesuit. Carr says the goal is for Noah to be back at school and back on the cross country team. It is not clear at this point if Noah will need assistance in class. Carr says doctors will make that determination this summer.

Carr says a Civil Suit will be filed, and he expects to do that in the coming weeks.

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