UPDATE 2/1/16 – The Mexican Consulate in San Diego announced Friday that the man’s identity has finally been confirmed.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Sharp Coronado Hospital officials could not disclose his name, details of his condition or the circumstances of the accident because of privacy laws.
You may not know him by his nickname, but you might recognize his face. A San Diego man, who has been on life support for 15 years has had no name since the day he ended up in the hospital after a traffic accident near the US and Mexico border.
The words “garage” and “66” are details in his case when John Doe came into the hospital for care at the UCSD Medical Center or maybe it came from the garage where the van he was riding in was towed, no one really remembers why, but he is now residing at Villa Coronado Skilled Nursing Facility, where he has been non-responsive and has a feeding tube and breathing tube.
“There are a lot of people who cross borders around the world, and people don’t know what happened to them,” Enrique Morones the founder of Border Angels told NBC San Diego News.
They have Garage’s DNA and a few people have come forward but there has been no match, so there is hope someone may recognize him and may know his family so they can come in and they can do a DNA analysis.
Garage is now somewhere in his mid-30’s and was somewhere around 18-20 years old when the accident occurred that caused his catastrophic brain injury when he was thrown from the vehicle.
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