The stepson of mega recording artist Usher Raymond was seriously injured in an Atlanta Jet Ski accident and has been declared brain dead by doctors, according to an NBC New York report. Kyle Glover, the 11-year-old son of Raymond’s ex-wife Tameka Foster, was sitting on an inner tube along a 15-year-old friend which was being pulled by a boat on Lake Lanier in Atlanta. The pair was then struck in the head by a 38-year-old man on a Jet Ski, who reportedly was part of the group with Glover that was on the lake excursion and is a friend of the family.
Glover was unresponsive when he was pulled out of the water, and he and the 15-year-old female friend were airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for treatment.
The female friend was treated for a cut on the head and a broken arm. However, according to doctors, the 11-year-old suffered more critical injuries and has not shown any signs of brain activity since his admission. Doctors have declared the young boy brain dead as a result of his brain injury. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the tragic incident and officials are still unsure how the crash occurred, but authorities have ruled that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
A Reuters news report states that even if the 11-year-old boy does wake up, he will likely be a “very different child.” Depending on the findings of the investigation conducted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, criminal charges may be filed against the 38-year-old or a civil suit may be filed by Foster based on the severity of the child’s injuries and for loss of consortium.
The treatment of a brain injury will likely result in costly long term medical care and treatment; as such, any person injured as the result of another’s negligence has the legal right to pursue compensation from at-fault parties to aid in recovery.
The Nebraska child injury attorneys of Cullan & Cullan, LLC are also physicians and therefore understand the impact a brain injury can have on the life of a child and his or her family. We are committed to helping Nebraska families get the compensation they need to properly care for their injured child following an accident. To see how we can help you during this difficult time, please call (402) 397-7600.