The girl's family allege the boy picked her up by the neck before dropping her head first onto the floor.
A 13-year-old girl has suffered a traumatic brain injury after being dropped on her head by a teen boy, her family alleged. Neeka Atkinson is currently recovering from the terrifying ordeal in hospital. The boy allegedly approached her on the playground on July 8. He apparently picked her up by the neck and dropped her head first to the floor and then laughed and walked away. The girl who was in a lot of pain went to student services to get help but things took a turn for the worse.
Neeka Atkinson suffered a life-threatening blood clot on her brain.https://t.co/yagj4x9IS5— Yahoo News UK (@YahooNewsUK) July 13, 2022
According to Hull Daily Mail, her sister, Alisha Atkinson, explained, "From what we know, he picked her up by her neck at first and then slammed her head first into the concrete, then walked away laughing and said 'it's funny she deserves it.'" Later the girl "began fitting and her eyes were rolling and she was being sick. Neeka was rushed to hospital, and they induced her into a coma and did a CT scan immediately. They found that she had a big blood clot on her brain and also a bleed on the brain... within minutes she was rushed to surgery that she was in for four hours. They don’t have the facilities to keep her in Hull Royal, so she is waiting for a transfer to either Leeds or Sheffield. They said any further hospitals they try to send her to will be too far and she won’t make it."
Girl suffers serious brain damage after she was 'dropped on her head' by boy in playground https://t.co/jHCLVqPaHB— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) July 12, 2022
Currently, the young teen is awake but struggling to speak and can only use the right side of her face. Barely able to get words out of her mouth, she heartbreakingly asked her nan if she was "dead" because she isn't able to move her body. According to a GoFundMe set up by the family, the teen is "completely paralysed down her left side and is being flown to Sheffield hospital for rehabilitation as they have the facilities to help Neeka get better. Any donations will go towards accommodation for my nana to stay there long term to support neeka and help her make a full recovery but it will take a very long time to come on. It will also help cover costs of equipment she will need in the long term in order to regain her mobility back. Anything left over will be kept for neeka to support her in the future. Anything left will go to charity, Any help is appreciated thank you! Love Neeka’s family x" According to law enforcement the case is under investigation. “As part of the investigation a teenage boy was interviewed to establish the circumstances. The girl remains in hospital in a stable condition," said a spokesperson for the Humberside Police.