BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo Police Officer Jonathan Negron, who was severely injured a week and a half ago, is now awake.
A source close to the issue says as of Sunday, Officer Negron is alert, breathing on his own and able to talk with a low voice. He had been in a medically-induced coma since June 3.
That’s when a car he was chasing hit a light pole, which fell on his patrol car, knocking him out and causing severe head trauma.
The 29-year-old has a fiancé and infant son.
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