15-year-old injured in Oakland Co. crash, allegedly drunk driver runs off

Meghan Brothers is a vibrant 15-year-old with a long road ahead of her after an almost fatal drunk driving accident Friday night.

Thursday marked almost one week to the day since it happened. Meghan was leaving a home in Davisburg with a family friend to get some food. Meghan's mom said they should have never been on the road.

"We tried stopping them," Rachel Brother said she knew her friend was drunk but couldn't stop them.

Oakland County Sheriff Officials say in Springfield Township, on Dixie Highway near Bay Shore Court, the 33-year-old driver's truck went off the road and rolled over. It hit a tree, then a pole and Meghan was ejected.  

The 33-year-old driver ran from the scene.

Meghan has multiple broken bones and bleeding in her brain. Her mom, Rachel, was stunned when she arrived at the accident scene.

"I was hoping she was going to make it but when I saw her I didn't know. She was in a coma, blood was everywhere," Rachel said.

There was another teen in the truck with them but was not hurt.

The driver was also not seriously hurt and was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Deputies still don't have an answer for why she left.

On Thursday, Meghan was starting to come out of her medically-induced coma. Doctors say this young girl will never be the same, once she finally wakes up. 

Her parents, Rachel Brothers and Timothy Hart say they had to cancel her sweet 16 birthday party planned for a few weeks. Now, they're focusing on the things we take for granted. 

"We might have to teach her to walk and talk again," Timothy said. Rachel said it could be just like having a baby all over again.

Meghan loves singing, dancing and cheerleading. For now, she's breathing 20% on her own and Rachel says she just wants her back.

"I want her to come her to com out of this, I don't care if she can't walk. We'll get there. It will just take time."

The family has set up a GoFundMe to help Meghan's comeback. CLICK HERE to lend a hand.
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