Child injured in crash on Highway 50 making progress

A 4-year-old boy seriously injured in a crash on June 9 is out of intensive care, but is still facing a long recovery, his father told this week.

Steven Anderson said his son, Thomas, sustained two skull fractures and a facial fracture as a result of the crash. Thomas also needed surgery to repair his collarbone. Steven, and his other son, Matthew, 2, were  injured but released from the hospital shortly after the crash.

Both children were properly restrained in child safety seats at the time of the accident.

The Andersons were westbound on Highway 50 in Salem when an eastbound car driven by Byron Baker, 58, of Kenosha, crossed the median and struck Anderson’s vehicle, according to a Sheriff’s Department report..

Baker faces multiple charges in connection with the crash.

Thomas was transported to Children’s Hospital in Wauwatosa via Flight for Life medical transport helicopter.

Thomas is still staying at the hospital, where he is undergoing intense therapy. He is laughing and smiling at jokes, but is still not talking, Steven said.

“He’s made great progress,” Steven said.

Steven lives in Kenosha. The boys’ mother lives in Lake Geneva.

The Steven Anderson Family Benefit Fund has been set up at the Bank Mutual on Green Bay Road, Kenosha.


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