'Miracle teen' out of hospital 4 months after car hit him

October 14, 2010 3:14:32 PM PDT
A 14-year-old boy who was struck by a car four months ago and wasn't expected to survive is out of the hospital.

Mario Palomares is called the "miracle teen" by doctors and nurses at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn. They threw a party in his honor Thursday afternoon just before he was released.

Palomares was struck near his Southwest Side school at the end of May and suffered severe head injuries. He is currently re-learning how to walk and speak.