RICHMOND HILL, Queens (WABC) — Two 15-year-olds have been arrested in connection with a carjacking in Queens that left one man in a coma, police say.
Officials say the suspects jumped into 28-year-old Taura Thompson’s Lexus around 10 p.m. Monday. The car was in the Taco Bell parking lot on Svoboda Avenue.
The victim, who was outside the car to pick up a Doordash order, tried to stop the suspects from leaving. Officials say the suspects fled down Lefferts Boulevard and the victim was hanging from the trunk of the vehicle.
At speed, the driver lost control and crashed into a fire hydrant, causing the car to overturn.
Police say the suspects got out of the car and ran away, but Thompson was seriously injured when he was thrown to the ground.
Officers stopped two of the three suspects and took them into custody.
With severe swelling on Thompson’s brain, a broken jaw and feeding and breathing tubes, his siblings spent hours at his hospital bedside.
“My brother may never come out of his coma and he, he’s sleeping – he’s unresponsive and it’s just devastating. He’s 28 years old, he’s just starting to live his life,” Tedra Thompson Grant said.
Thompson is an aspiring musician who loves to entertain others with his singing. Now his voice is brothers and sisters fighting for justice.
“I saw it and felt like I was watching something from a movie. Yes, as if someone is on the roof, and then throws you. I was shocked when I saw it,” said Sharon Thompson.
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