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Max Jacobson in Critical Condition After a Hit and Run

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Vegas Seven food critic Max Jacobson remains in critical condition at Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center after he was hit by a car while walking to his gym early Monday morning. Doctors there have put Jacobson in a medically induced coma to help reduce the swelling in his brain.

The 63-year-old Jacobson was on his morning walk when he was crossing at Windmill Lane and Pecos Road in Henderson and struck by a driver who ran through a red light. Katie Conway, a family friend who is acting as a spokesperson for the family, writes that a "good Samaritan chased [the driver] down and forced her to come back to the scene to speak with police."

The Vegas food critic suffered a large contusion on his right frontal lobe and a smaller one on his left frontal lobe. "These are concerning because those who suffer from a bi-frontal brain injury have a much harder time repairing the damage than those battling them on one side or the other," she writes.

Improvement now is listed as week to week, with doctors hoping Jacobson will "open his eyes on his own, show movement in his fingers and toes on his own, and respond to simple commands."

Conway created a Website that tracks Jacobson's progress here.
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