Hyderabad native’s car went out of control and flipped due to sleet on the road near Arkansas
An Indian student from Hyderabad is battling for life after a car in which she was traveling went out of control and flipped due to sleet on the road near Arkansas.
Sree Likitha Pinnam, a computer science student at Wichita State University in Kansas, was traveling with her friends on the night of Jan 30 when the accident took place on a highway, some 15 minutes away from Bentonville, Arkansas.
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“The car flipped twice, and her head was severely injured. She became unconscious,” according to a GoFundMe Page set up for Pinnam by her sister, Sampath Bhargav Pinnam, a graduate student at University at Buffalo.
A driver on the road noticed Pinnam and her friends, who suffered minor injuries and took them to the Mercy Hospital in Northwest Arkansas, where Pinnam was rushed to the emergency ward.
“After the doctor’s evaluation, she is diagnosed with a very severe traumatic brain injury that includes diffuse axonal injury, anoxic brain injury and multiple small bleeds in her brain. Currently, her condition is critical, and she is on a ventilator.”
Pinnam is not responding for the past few days and is currently on life support, Sampath Bhargav wrote. “Doctors are not able to predict when they can discharge her, as her condition depends on her response, but they estimate it can take months or even years to recover.”
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“The treatment is highly expensive, and they are not certain when she will be discharged. Since we are students, we are looking for your financial support. Kindly consider donating however much you can,” the GoFundMe Page appealed.
So far, the page has raised $108,379 of $150,000 goal
Authorities cited icy conditions across the southern plains as a factor in a fatal crash in Arkansas.