by Rick Pezzullo –
A Sleepy Hollow Middle School student who was hit by a car May 2 while walking home from school is slowly recovering from serious injuries she suffered that had her in a medically induced coma.
Xiomara Chimbo, 13, has been transferred to Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla to begin acute rehabilitation, according to information submitted by her family that was posted May 29 on a GoFundMe fundraising page. The page has generated $35,385 in donations from 503 people since the incident.
“She is making more progress every day! We are beyond appreciative of everyone reaching out and praying for her,” the family stated. “We really believe her recovery is a miracle. She is doing new things every day and we believe she will be back to her old self in no time at all!”
Chimbo, a seventh grader, was struck by a car driven by a 27-year-old Tarrytown woman at about 3:20 p.m. May 2 near Andrews Lane as she was trying to cross the street, police said. Following an investigation, no criminal charges or tickets were issued to the driver.
After being struck, Chimbo was admitted to Maria Ferrara Children’s Hospital on the grounds of the Westchester Medical Center.
“Please continue to keep Xiomy in your prayers because this is just the beginning. She’s a fighter! She’s strong! And together we’ll get through this!,” the family stated.