Lemonade Stand for SJ Mom Injured by BMW

Neighbors raised $3,500 for family who had BMW crash into their San Jose home

By Lisa Fernandez and Alan Waples
|  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013  |  Updated 5:21 PM PDT
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Neighbors in San Jose held a lemonade stand near Leigh High School to raise money for a mother who was severely injured after a BMW driven by a teen crashed into her home. Another lemonade stand is planned for May 4.

Neighbors in San Jose held a lemonade stand near Leigh High School to raise money for a mother who was severely injured after a BMW driven by a teen crashed into her home. Another lemonade stand is planned for May 4.

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Neighbors held a successful lemonade stand on Saturday for a mother who was severely injured after a BMW driven by a teen crashed into her home last week.

The idea was the brainchild of 12-year-old Corlista Davison, who lives nearby, but has never met the family. "I just feld so bad," she said.

"You can't not just do something," said another neighbor, Virginia Jennings. "It could have been any of us."

The lemonade stand raised about $3,500, and because it went so well, the neighborhood is planning one for this Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the same corner of Leigh Avenue and Anne Way.

That's the corner where two 17-year-old boys were allegedly speeding on April 24, when one of their BMWs crashed itno a home. They were arrested on felony charges of reckless driving, police said.

The crash injured five people. The most severely injured was a 40-year-old mother who was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, though her husband said late last week he believed his wife would recover. As of Tuesday, she was still in the hospital.

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Her 9-year-old daughter somehow escaped serious injury even though she was also buried underneath rubble inside the home.

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