The teen motorcyclist seriously injured in a crash Monday night on North Main Street is recovering after being flown to an out-of-town hospital, a family member told the Daily Record.
Despite the extent of 18-year-old Jonathan Martinez’s multiple injuries, the family member said he was conscious Tuesday and was still in serious condition.
Martinez, of Roswell, was taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, in what emergency medical personnel described as serious condition, after the 8:30 p.m. crash in the 2700 block of North Main Street.
He was later transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock.
Mariah Martinez, Jonathan Martinez’s older sister, said her brother was “in and out” of consciousness on Tuesday while heavily sedated, but was still under intensive care.
“They are going to do some surgery on him (today) on his wrist, because he broke that,” Martinez said. “He does have multiple broken bones. Ribs, his clavicle, sternum, his foot and he is bleeding in his brain a little bit, but that is under control.”
Jonathan Martinez, riding alone on the motorcycle, reportedly was not wearing a helmet when the accident occurred. His motorcycle struck the passenger side of a car on North Main Street, near Target.
“It’s just many, many things that are wrong, but as far as we know, he’s under control,” she said.
Mariah Martinez said her brother can hear them.
“He can’t have a conversation because he’s got the breathing tubes and all that, so he can’t really respond to us, but he can hear us,” she said. “He is OK, he’s stable, so he is going to make it.
“He is in a lot of pain right now, and they have him heavily sedated — he is going to make it, though. Definitely.”
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