Teenager in Coma after Illegal Dirt Bike Crash: Nightmare for Loving Family

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**Alexa Kropf: A Young Life Devastated by Illegal Dirt Bike Crash**

Alexa Kropf

A Heartbreaking Tragedy

A University of Albany student’s life hangs in the balance after a horrific hit-and-run accident involving an illegal dirt bike. Nineteen-year-old Alexa Kropf, a bright and promising young woman, is currently in a coma at Albany Medical Center Hospital.

Alexa’s father, Jim Kropf, described the incident as a “nightmare for a parent.” On that fateful night of April 27, Alexa and her friends were spending an evening out when tragedy struck. A dirt biker, operating at an excessive speed, struck Alexa, causing her to be thrown in the air. She landed several feet away, sustaining severe injuries.

A Litany of Injuries

Alexa has undergone multiple brain surgeries to remove bleeding and swelling. The impact of the collision has also resulted in broken bones in her leg, fractures in her pelvis, five broken ribs, and bruised lungs. She currently requires a feeding tube and oxygen support.

Alexa's family

A Doting Family

Jim Kropf has shared how much Alexa meant to her family. He described her as “loving, fun, responsible, and hard-working.” Jim expressed deep gratitude for the medical staff, the Ronald McDonald House, and local law enforcement for their support during this difficult time.

A Suspect at Large

Albany police are still searching for the suspect, who fled the scene of the accident. They have described the suspect as a male who was operating the dirt bike at a high speed and weaving through groups of people. Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the Albany Police Traffic and Safety Division.

Unlicensed Vehicles: A Growing Problem

The prevalence of illegal or unlicensed bikes and mopeds has become a significant issue in major cities. The Albany County Sheriff’s Department recently seized 10 illegal bikes and issued 21 traffic violations. The city of New York and Washington, D.C., have also experienced an increase in unlicensed vehicles.

A Heartfelt Plea for Justice

The Kropf family has started a GoFundMe campaign called “UAlbany Alexa Kropf Hit and Run” to help with Alexa’s recovery. They are hopeful that the suspect will be apprehended and that justice will be served.

Alexa’s story is a stark reminder of the devastating consequences of irresponsible and illegal driving. The authorities and the community must work together to combat this growing problem and prevent such tragedies from happening again.