LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A fund has been set up for the 22-year-old who was seriously injured in a-vehicle accident on the Lufkin loop on Sept. 11.
Christopher Buster, of Lufkin, underwent brain surgery over the weekend, according to Shelly Stevens, his aunt. She said that doctors have told family members that they plan to keep Buster in the ICU for the remainder of the week. He could be kept at the hospital a little longer than that Stevens said.
Stevens said her nephew suffered several broken facial bones in the accident.
A fund has been set up in Buster's name at Huntington State bank to help defray the cost of medical expenses, Stevens said.
Sgt. David Casper, a spokesman for the Lufkin Police Department, said Christopher Buster, of Lufkin, was airlifted to Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth in Beaumont after the accident.
Officer Toby Stanaland said the car was going south on Ellen Trout Drive, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Avenue when it hit a tree for an unknown reason and came to a rest dozens of yards past the tree on the northbound side.
The driver, Robin Liles, 19, of Lufkin, and two other passengers were not injured.