Lemonade Stand for SJ Mom Injured by BMW

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

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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 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.

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    "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.

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    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.