UAlbany student from Long Island no longer in coma after hit-and-run


The Floral Park college freshman critically injured when she was struck by a dirt bike in Albany last month is no longer in a medically induced coma and is breathing on her own, her family said in an update.

Alexa Kropf’s relatives reported that she is in critical but stable condition and is heavily sedated.

“(She is) No longer on a ventilator – breathing on her own. Cervical collar has been removed. She still has a feeding tube and an external ventricular drain, measuring her internal cranial pressure of her head,” Kropf’s family said this week in a post on a GoFundMe page established for the University at Albany student after she was struck April 27 in a hit-and-run in the Pine Hills section of Albany.

“Things are moving in a positive direction, just at a snail’s pace, which is expected,” the post continued. “HOWEVER, as positive as this all sounds, and it definitely is, it doesn’t paint the true picture of what we are dealing with on a daily basis.”

The family noted the horror of seeing Kropf, 19, lying sedated in a hospital bed with half of her head shaved and 50 staples showing in her head “from where they cut her skull open and her leg wrapped up [with] a rod in it.”

“It makes you sick to your stomach and, knowing this piece of garbage is still out there, makes it even worse,” the family said.

Police remain on the hunt for the dirt bike operator who struck Kropf and kept going.

A prayer service has been scheduled for Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Our LAdy of Victory, 2 Floral Parkway in Floral Park.

The GoFundMe page — crested to help Kropf’s family with medical bills and to compensate for her parents missing time at work — has raised a total of nearly $100,000 from more than 1,800 donations.

Top photo: GoFundMe

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