Indian student battles for life after car crash in NJ

New Jersey: An Indian student has been battling for life in a hospital after a car accident in New Jersey  earlier this month that left him with a traumatic brain injury and several fractured ribs.

Vinamra Sharma, a student of New Jersey Institute of Technology, was “knocked unconscious” as he made his way home from the university campus on November 12. He was rushed to Rutgers University Hospital, where he was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, said Abhishek Sharma, who set up a GoFundMe page in Sharma’s support.

“He has been taken off the ventilator but still suffers from brain swelling due to the multiple surgeries he has undergone in the last week,” Abhishek added.

The page said that within 10 days of the accident, Sharma has undergone four brain surgeries and is in the intensive care unit, hooked up to IVs and life-support systems. As of now, nearly $72,199 has been raised from the crowdfunding initiative, which will be transferred directly to the student’s family.

Back home in India, Sharma’s parents are anxiously waiting for their US visa to be approved.

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