Bloomberg Aide in Coma Still Recovering from Hit-and-Run

By Grace West
|  Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 5:33 PM EDT
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Bloomberg Aide in Coma Still Recovering from Hit-and-Run

A promising Bloomberg aide, Erinn Phelan, is suffering from serious brain injuries after she and a friend were struck by car.

The Bloomberg aide who was struck in a Brooklyn hit-and-run is still recovering at a Massachusetts rehabilitation center, her family said today.

Erinn Phelan, 22, has been in a coma since the Feb. 21 hit-and-run, but was transferred back home to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Boston after showing some signs of improvement.

The Brown University graduate and her former roommate, Alma Guerrero, 23, were hit by a car as they were crossing Flatbush Avenue near Prospect Place. Guerrero only suffered a broken collar bone, after Phelan pushed her out of the car’s way.

Phelan’s family released a statement Wednesday saying, "Our daughter Erinn is resting comfortably at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where we will be focusing on her recovery.”

"We would like to thank everyone for their support and well wishes," the family said. "We would also ask that everyone respect our privacy at this time."

The driver of the car, Frances Jasmin, 28, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and speeding.

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