Editor's Note: Lafayette police are investigating an accident on Saint Mary's Road which left a local girl seriously injured Thursday. Her family took time to thank those who rushed to help their daughter as she lay injured:
"In the September 8th accident on St. Marys Road, our Acalanes freshman daughter Kamila Sarsam, sustained a broken femur on her left leg and a skull fracture over her right eye that travels down to her sinus. Her leg bone was operated on Friday afternoon and the new procedure is to place a metal bar through the bone with screws at the hip and knee. She will be on crutches for one month, but no cast.
"Thank God her brain scans have all been clear of bleeding and swelling, but the doctors have informed us that when the skull is broken, the brain has still suffered from trauma and that Kamila should be in a low stimulation environment from 2-4 weeks. She was moved from ICU last night and will be released to go home when she can get out of bed and move with crutches. She is in extreme pain in her leg and her body is covered with scrapes and bruises.
"THANK YOU to all those wonderful people who were on the scene and helped Kamila in any way. We can never repay your kindness, but would like to express our gratitude in person and are interested to hear what happened to Kamila. You may provide your contact information directly to JD and he will let us know.
"We both walk, bike and drive past that cross walk frequently and the highway conditions of St. Marys Road there do make it dangerous. Let us know if anyone out there wants to pursue safety measures to alert drivers and protect our pedestrians and bikers on this Lafayette-Moraga Trail crossing."
Tony & Judy Sarsam