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Jefferson Crash Victim Recovery Moving Slowly

Andrea Fornelos is out of a coma, but family still unsure what she can and can't understand.

Five months after a East Hanover woman fell into a coma after a devastating car crash on Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson, her family wonders if she even knows they are around, according to a report on nj.com.

Progress since Andrea Fornelos came out of that coma has been slow, her family says in the report, and medical costs continue to rise. Family members say they know the 21-year-old can hear them but are unsure if she’s able to understand the sounds.

Fornelos was issued two summonses after the crash while she lay in the hospital fighting for her life, as originally reported in October 2012 on Jefferson Patch. Fornelos was driving a Volkswagen Golf when it crossed the double yellow line and crashed into a pick-up truck.

According to nj.com, the investigation into the crash is complete, and no more charges are expected to be filed.

takemethere2 February 27, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Prayers for her recovery. Accidents are just that. The focus should now be on her continued recovery.
Bob February 27, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Well said. And thoughts and/or prayers which ever you might believe are no accident. At least the news story will keep her and all those involved in our thoughts and prayers too.
Deb Sisco February 27, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Though the road may be long and arduous, I send my prayers for your complete recovery. God be with you child.
Donna Sue February 27, 2013 at 07:46 PM
.please let the family know it has proven to work with some...using the computer to commuicate typing to you? it's worth the try.God Bless You Andrea and Family!!
Revolution February 28, 2013 at 03:54 PM
its sad that this happened but she did receive two summonses for the crash but wha for?

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