Feb 7, 2014 1:09 AM by Sam Salzwedel

18-year-old hit by car making progress

TUCSON - An 18-year-old girl is making major progress 3 months after being hit by a car.

Dominique Landreville was walking home from work on November 6. She had less than a mile between her job and her apartment. The driver cooperated with investigators and was not cited.

"We just knew that she was going to get better no matter what they told us or what they insinuated," her dad, James Landreville said. "We just knew she was going to get better."

Doctors told James and Karena Landreville their daughter might not survive. Then they told her she might need to live in a nursing home. Dominique went home with her parents November 26.

"Karena and I go online every single day trying to pick and choose the things that we need to do in order to take care of her," James Landreville said.

Dominique suffered a traumatic brain injury. She is in a wheelchair and cannot walk. She is learning to ride a stationary bike and recently tried to stand up.

"We can't put any restrictions on her at all," James Landreville said. "Or we can't want too fast. We're happy with everything we get every single day."

The family has not hired any professional help for rehabilitation. They are hoping to buy a new van for Dominique's wheelchair.

On Friday, Green Fields Country Day School is holding a farmers market. The hours are 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Landrevilles are also accepting donations online through gofundme.com.


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