Crime

Marion Salmon Hedges in a coma after two 12-year-olds drop a shopping cart on her head from four storeys

A 47-year-old New York woman is in a medically-induced coma after two 12-year-olds dropped a shopping cart on her head from four storeys up at an East Harlem mall. Marion Salmon Hedges was out with her son when the incident happened.

The two 12-year-olds were reportedly laughing and joking as they were detained over the incident. A police source told local media that the boys were dropping the shopping cart ‘for fun’.

Doctors say it’s too early to say whether Marion Salmon Hedges will suffer any neurological side effects from the accident. She is expected to survive, but it will not be until she’s brought out of the coma that doctors can assess the state of any damage she has suffered.

About Sarah Bosdiccia

Sarah Bosdiccia is a writer, journalist, blogger and editorial assistant. In the past, she has worked in the local newspaper business and has taught journalism modules at undergraduate level. She doesn't 'do' Facebook but you can follow her at @sarah_bosdiccia.

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