Lower Paxton teen attacked at bus stop continues recovery

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Preston Gorecki came home from the hospital Friday.

Gorecki was standing at his bus stop on Wednesday when he heard a car coming in his direction.

Gorecki says he could hear loud music coming from the vehicle. “I saw the blue car,” said Gorecki “it turned around and I was not thinking much of it.”

Lower Paxton Township police say two males drove by in a metallic blue sedan, struck Preston in the back of the neck with a pipe-like object.

Preston says he does remember getting hit and does not recall what happened after he saw the car. All he remembers is speaking with a girl before he got on the bus.

Preston is an art student at Dauphin County Technical School.

He spent most of the day in school feeling disoriented. “By the end of the day, I started texting my mom, telling her that there is something was wrong, and something had happened,” said Gorecki, “I knew I had to tell someone something.”

Doctors told Preston he suffered a concussion and two broken vertebrae.

His parents have insurance to cover his medical expenses, but he was trying to raise money to go to California to attend are shows.

He says this injury will prevent him from raising the money for his trip.

If you would like to help, click here.

Police say those responsible will be charged with aggravated assault.

Anyone with information should contact them.


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