Donations flooding in for teen hit by car while crossing street in Middle Village

Nicholas Naumann Medical Fund photo
Photo via GoFundMe

A parent’s worst nightmare became reality for one Middle Village family on Monday, May 15, when Nicholas Naumann, a freshman at Christ the King High School, was hit by a car and sent to the hospital with serious brain and bodily injuries.

Naumann was crossing the street near his school at the intersection of Metropolitan Avenue and 69th Street around 4:30 p.m. on Monday afternoon, police said, when Csaba Erdohati, a 33-year-old male, hit the 14-year-old student with his car.

EMS units transported Naumann to Elmhurst Hospital in serious but stable condition, cops added. Erdohati remained at the scene and was taken into custody and charged with operating a vehicle without a license.

Now, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Naumann’s family pay for the mounting medical bills.

According to the GoFundMe page, Naumann was later “transferred to Cohen’s Children’s Hospital where he has undergone brain surgery for a severe brain bleed and hematoma. Nicholas also sustained a broken shoulder, broken clavicle, a broken nose as well as a bruised lung and fractured ribs. As of right now the neurological extent of his injuries are still unknown.”

So far, as of Thursday, May 18 — one day after the GoFundMe page was created — over $13,000 of the $20,000 goal has been donated by over 220 people, with more donations coming by the minute.

“What we do know is that Nicholas and his family need our help and prayers during this difficult time,” the GoFundMe page reads. “His road to recovery will be a long one and as we all know medical bills will quickly start to add up. Let’s help ease that burden so that they can focus all of their energy and attention on caring for Nicholas.”

If you would like to donate to Naumann’s medical fund, visit the GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/nicholas-naumann-medical-fund.