A Franklin boy who was hit by a vehicle last week in Franklin while riding his bicycle is recovering well after undergoing treatment at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Kaleb Moffett, 14, was on his bike at North 13th and Howard streets when he was struck by the vehicle at about 12:35 p.m. July 31 according to dispatchers with Venango County 911.
Moffett was flown to Children’s Hospital by a Stat MedEvac helicopter.
After his arrival, it was discovered the boy had suffered a skull fracture and had bleeding on his brain. He was unresponsive for more than 48 hours after the accident.
The boy was moved to a rehabilitation facility, The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, on Friday.
“He’s started talking again, and we’re taking it day by day,” said Mandi Baker, Moffett’s mother.
Baker added that he has started to eat solid food and is walking with some assistance.
Moffett has started physical, occupational and speech therapies at the rehabilitation center.
“We’re hoping to have him home in a few weeks,'” said Baker.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family, and the page had gathered more than $2,500 of the $5,000 goal in just a week.
The page says the money will be used to support the family and assist with medical bills while Moffett is recovering.
“We’re very grateful for everything that people are doing,” said Baker.
More information about the GoFundMe campaign can be found at www.gofundme.com.
Franklin city police have not released any information about the accident. Police chief Mark London said Monday he couldn’t comment on the investigation, and phone calls to the investigating officer haven’t been returned.