LONDON, Ont. -- A boy critically injured in a hit-and-run crash has begun to emerge from a two-month coma.
Tyler Brooks-Szabo, 10, has opened his eyes.
"It's amazing. It really is a miracle," said Tyler's stepmother, Hillary Szabo. "Going through such a traumatic experience to, only in a couple of months, being able to open your eyes -- it's huge progress."
Tyler's father, Louie, his stepmother and his stepsister Haedyn visited him in hospital on Christmas Day.
They say the youngster known for his love of basketball and soccer has a long road ahead of him.
He's unable to speak, eat or get out of bed, and it's unknown when he'll be able to return home. He can't yet communicate, and the crash left him with severe head injuries and a cracked pelvis.