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Hospitalized Lafayette College Student from Sudbury Flying Back Home

Aubrey Baumbach has been stable for about a week after she was hit by a car last month.

Aubrey Baumbach. Courtesy photo
Aubrey Baumbach. Courtesy photo
Aubrey Baumbach, the Lafayette student from Sudbury who was a victim of a hit-and-run accident in November, will fly home to Boston this week to continue her rehab.

According to a post on Facebook by her mother, Lisa, Aubrey Baumbach has been stable for about a week, opening her eyes from time to time.

" ... her medical team is confident that she is ready to come back to Boston," Lisa Baumbach wrote on Dec. 3. "So … we will be coming back this week. We are very excited to know we are moving on to her next phase and that we will be closer to our family and friends." 

Aubrey Baumbach will fly to Logan Airport and brought to Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge, where she will meet a new team of experts that will continue her rehab.

"We are looking forward to the progress she will make there, and of course, will let you know how she is progressing," Lisa Baumbach wrote. "This process, though, will be very long and progress will be slow. We are encouraged, though, by what her current team is saying. She has shown signs that lead them to be very optimistic about her recovery."

According to LehighValleyLive.com, Aubrey Baumbach has undergone numerous surgeries to relieve pressure in her skull.

"The nurses have indicated that Aubrey will need a bit more time before she can have visitors but we hope that it will not be long before she'll be setting up her own visitation schedule," Lisa Baumbach wrote. 

Wilson Kneebone, 49, of the 6200 block of Fifth Avenue in Lower Mount Bethel Township, was arrested on allegations he struck Aubrey Baumbach and then drove off.

Among the charges Kneebone faces are:

  • Aggravated assault by vehicle;
  • Leaving the scene of a crash;
  • Driving with a suspended license charges. 
He remains in Northampton County Prison on $85,000 bail while he awaits his preliminary hearing in the case, scheduled for Jan. 28.

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