Jan 12, 2020 11:00 PM

Fundraiser for Kan. teen critically injured after rollover crash

Posted Jan 12, 2020 11:00 PM
photos courtesy <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/f/rallying-for-raiden/donate.">GoFundMe</a>
photos courtesy GoFundMe

HUTCHINSON —A Reno County teen was taken to a Wichita hospital after a rollover accident Friday.

According to the GoFundMe page, Raiden Stewart was driving home from school when his small pickup was traveling west bound in the 8400 block of east 4th Avenue, lost control, and veered into the south ditch. The vehicle rolled several times into a field.

Stewart was trapped in the vehicle. 

The GoFundMe says that doctors have informed Raiden's parents that he fractured his spinal cord (C4-5 vertebrae) and will most likely not be able to walk again. He currently has no feeling from the chest down, and can only slightly move his upper arms. 

Raiden also has damage to his vertebral artery, causing doctors to monitor him for stroke. He had surgery Saturday.

Raiden will require intense treatment and rehabilitation. After his hospital stay, he will go to a spinal rehabilitation center in either Nebraska or Colorado.