Boy, 3, wakes up from coma after being hit by van

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Elias Burton

CHICAGO — A boy who was hit by a van earlier this week is out of his coma.

Three-year-old Elias Burton woke up Wednesday night.

His grandmother says the first thing he said was,”I want to go home.”

Burton was hit by a van near 69th and Talman on Tuesday night, while chasing a puppy.

The driver took him to the hospital, where he was put in a medically induced coma.

He remains in the hospital for the time being.

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