Skyline student Elizabeth Bauer still hospitalized but improving after crash
A Skyline High School student injured in a car crash in the Flint area last weekend has been upgraded to good condition.
Elizabeth Bauer, 16, of Ann Arbor was still at Hurley Medical Center in Flint on Friday afternoon, but her parents said they expect her to be moved to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor on Monday.
Bauer, known to her friends as Lizzie, suffered several broken bones, collapsed lungs and a ruptured spleen in the crash early Sunday morning, said her father, Peter Bauer, earlier this week. Her mother, Terri Bauer, has been staying with her at the hospital since the crash.
“It’s going to be a long road, but she is making leaps and bounds,” Terri Bauer said. “The doctor said she was very critical. She is lucky to be alive.”
The family very much appreciates cards from well-wishers and visits from a couple of Skyline staff members earlier this week, she said.
“We’re in Flint, and they’re in Ann Arbor,” she said, noting it’s at least a 45-minute drive. “That means a lot. The school has been wonderful. They love her and it’s a good thing.”