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Boy hospitalized in San Ysidro crash released from hospital

Boy hospitalized in San Ysidro crash heads home
Boy hospitalized in San Ysidro crash heads home
Posted at 4:38 PM, May 23, 2017

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Lennox Lake, who was hospitalized following a San Ysidro car crash as his family was heading home from Disneyland, is now heading home.

Lennox's mom, Ingrid Rutan, told 10News the family is able to bring their son home from Rady Children's Hospital Tuesday, though the hospital will be on standby.

"The hospital will keep his case open and have his treatment team prepared if we need to bring him back, but for now we'll be monitoring him closely at home for any sign of infection," Rutan said.

Rutan said they will have to limit the amount of stimulation around Lennox, due to his head injury so they made their departure from the hospital "very calm and quiet."

She added that Lennox is a bit upset about his hair being cut and his scars.

Lennox sustained a skull fracture, subdural hematoma, a base skull fracture, and nose fracture as a result of a crash involving a suspected drunk driver earlier this month.

SAN YSIDRO CRASH COVERAGE

The suspected DUI driver in that crash, 38-year-old Constantino Banda-Acosta, pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence, hit-and-run, and driving without a license.

10News found out soon after the crash that he's been deported at least 15 times since 2002, according to federal authorities.