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New York teen suffers head injury after falling off SUV in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL — A 14-year-old boy was seriously injured Tuesday after he fell off a sport utility vehicle driven by his mother, authorities said.

Yessenia Bowermaster, 32, was driving a 2005 Ford Expedition west on Elston Street about 4 p.m. when she realized that her son, Nicholas Bowermaster, was holding on to the back of the vehicle, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. A passenger in the front seat then saw the boy jump off and land in the roadway, the report said.

He suffered a severe head injury, said Spring Hill Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Kevin Carroll.

According to the report, Nicholas Bowermaster was flown by helicopter to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg; a spokeswoman for nearby All Children's Hospital confirmed Wednesday that he was being treated there. The family directed hospital officials to withhold information about his condition, the spokeswoman said.

Yessenia Bowermaster did not immediately see her son hanging from the back because luggage obscured her view, the FHP said. The family lives in New York City and was visiting a relative who lives on Elston Street, troopers said.

New York teen suffers head injury after falling off SUV in Spring Hill 08/29/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:44pm]
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