OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — A 25-year-old man who was struck by a pickup truck and had his wallet stolen while he lay gravely injured on an Oakland street has spoken his first words since awakening from a weeks-long coma.
Greg Lowrie faces a long recovery from the head injury, broken pelvis and fractured spine he suffered when the truck hit the bicycle he was riding.
Lowrie was born with a heart defect and had undergone multiple surgeries and required regular medical care before the Jan. 13 accident.
Lowrie awoke from a coma three weeks ago and on Thursday was able to speak his name and age and to greet his mother for the first time.
He is scheduled to be moved from a hospital to a rehabilitation center this month.
© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.