Tippin Elementary accident victim breathing with ventilator

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The 10-year-old boy who was hit by a car on the first day of school earlier this week is connected to a ventilator in an El Paso hospital.

KTSM has learned through sources that Athindra Satish Kumar’s first words to his parents after the accident was “did I just cost you a lot of money?”

Kumar suffered sever injuries when he was struck by a Dodge Charger Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Tippin Elementry School.

The car was driven by Roger Hawkins, 58, and it also struck Kharisma James, 33, and her two children. James died at the scene while her children have been released from the hospital.

Kumar was identified on Thursday by Freddy Klayel with Shine On El Paso, or the Mexican American Border Institute Inc.

According to a release from the Shine One El Paso, Kumar is suffering from perforated lungs and is connected to a ventilator machine to help him breathe. He was caught between two vehicles in the accident.

His father, Satish Kumar, is expected to speak to the media on Friday. The family just recently moved to El Paso from Singnapore over the summer and is not in the best position, the family friend said.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up in their name.

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