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California teen pushed into traffic by thugs finally out of coma after 9 months

California teen Angel Figueroa came out of a coma nine months after thugs pushed him into traffic and stole his skateboard.
California teen Angel Figueroa came out of a coma nine months after thugs pushed him into traffic and stole his skateboard. Photo by GoFundMe /Toronto Sun

California teenager Angel Figueroa, 16, has come out of a coma after nine months.

The young man is relearning simple tasks such as moving his limbs, according to People Magazine, but is not yet fully responding or communicating with anyone.

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Figueroa was pushed into the path of a car in February by a group of young people who stole his skateboard.

Police in the town of Hemet said Figueroa was riding his skateboard when he encountered a group of kids on a street and an altercation ensued.

Youths pushed Figueroa onto the roadway and into the path of an oncoming car. The driver remained at the scene.

The group of young people took Figueroa’s skateboard and fled.

Figueroa did not regain consciousness until a few weeks ago, having suffered a traumatic brain injury. He spent months in intensive care, where a piece of his skull had to be removed.

He is currently in a rehabilitation centre.

Family members have organized a GoFundMe for him to cover medical costs and the cost of the specially outfitted van that will be needed to transport him in the future.

The teen one who pushed Figueroa received six months in juvenile hall and the other three were placed on house arrest.

Figueroa’s aunt Belki Brizuela told KABC, “Teach your kids, like, it is not fun and games, you know? It’s not a joke when you go out with your friends.

“Every decision you make, there are consequences.”