A teen is doing better after suffering critical injuries in a crash with a stolen truck.
It happened Thursday night as Mohammed Mohammed and Osman Mberwa were driving home from a basketball game at Northeast High School. They were helping with concessions and accepted a ride home from a former teammate.
Officials said an officer tried to stop a stolen truck at Independence and Denver avenues, but the driver sped off. Police said the truck blew through a stop sign and hit the car with the teens inside.
Mberwa was in the front passenger seat. Mohammed, known as MoMo, was in the back of the car. He was thrown on the pavement. At first, doctors thought he might not make it.
Mberwa said, ""He had a concussion. When he got to the emergency room he didn't know where he was."
Mohammed plays soccer at Northeast with Mberwa and Eduardo Ibarra. Ibarra said he is still worried about Momo's future as a goalie.
He said, "I was just thinking about was he going to be able to play again? Is he ever going to be able to walk? Is he going to be able to run? Is he ever going to come to school again?"
Doctors told the teen's friends he will be in the hospital for at least a week. No word yet on whether his head injury will affect his mobility.
MoMo's friends are not angry about the crash.
Mberwa said, "We all make mistakes somehow, somewhere, and I just hope that they learn from their mistakes. And I heard that their car flipped. I wish them the best too. I hope they're doing good."
After the truck hit the teens, it clipped a semi and crashed at the I-70/435 interchange. Two people inside were sent to the hospital. The passenger has been released. The driver is still under police guard at the hospital.
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