Man struck by driver doing donuts in NYC undergoing surgeries

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A 23-year-old who was struck by a driver caught on camera doing donuts next to a crowd of bystanders in Manhattan over the weekend is alive — but undergoing multiple surgeries, his mother said.

Jacqueline Brito, 48, said her son, Christopher, needs to have surgery on two broken hips, his forehead and his nose.

“It’s horrible,” she said. “His forehead is broken and his nose is broken too.”

She said he’s having reconstructive surgery on his face. He’s already had operations on both arms.

Christopher Brito getting hit by a car that was doing donuts in Manhattan.
Christopher Brito was hit by a car doing donuts in Manhattan.

Brito was struck by a driver who was spinning his car in circles just after 12 a.m. Saturday at Vandam and Greenwich streets precariously close to other young men, cops said. 

In the video, one man can be seen coming close to the spinning cherry red car to take photos or video. That’s when her son appears to jump in and gets hit.

EMS took him to Bellevue Hospital, where he was initially listed in critical condition.

His mom said her son’s condition has improved since then.

According to his mother, Brito is undergoing multiple surgeries after the accident.
According to his mother, Brito is undergoing multiple surgeries after the accident.
Brito in the hospital after getting struck.
Brito in the hospital after getting struck.

“If I tell him to shake his head, he starts shaking it ‘Yes,’” she said. “He can also move his finger.”

The driver, whose car had distinctive lettering on it, fled eastbound on Vandam Street.

“His friend told me they don’t even know (the driver),” said Brito, who created a GoFundMe.com account for her son.

Brito has already had surgery on both arms and will be undergoing reconstructive surgery on his face as well as several others.
Brito has already had surgery on both arms and will be undergoing reconstructive surgery on his face as well as several others.
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“They’re looking for him,” she said, adding that police told her the driver had a fake license plate. “I don’t even know why they do that stuff. They do that in the street.”

Cops said they hadn’t arrested the driver as of Monday afternoon.

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