A California man is in a coma after a tragic motorcycle accident in San Diego, according to the Napa Valley Register. Timmy Lotton Jr., 24, crashed his motorcycle into a guardrail and flew more than 20 feet in the air before landing in a ditch. Lotton was rushed to Sharp Memorial Hospital with a traumatic brain injury, where he remains in a coma.
Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the accident, but police said excessive speed may have caused him to lose control.
“He was diagnosed with diffuse axonal injury,” said Marlee Gradias, Lotton’s aunt. “Basically, it’s the most common brain injury and most devastating.”
Doctors believe that if Lotton does not regain consciousness in the next six months, he likely will never. Multiple sections of Lotton’s brain sustained damage, and he has undergone several surgeries to his brain so far.
Lotton’s sister is currently staying with her brother at the hospital in San Diego. For Lotton to return home to Napa for treatment, she needs to pay for a costly flight out of pocket, which she cannot afford at this time.
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