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Family wants answers from racing teens who sent mother to hospital

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GRESHAM, OR (KPTV) -

Two Portland teens face serious charges after a high-speed race in Gresham Thursday night.

Rostislav Zhuchenya, 19, has been charged with reckless driving and assault for the incident that happened on Northeast Halsey.

Dmitriy Zabolotnyy, 18, is still in the hospital and has yet to be booked, but was cited there on charges of assault, reckless driving, reckless endangering, criminal mischief, speed racing, and careless driving. 

Gresham police say Zabolotnyy was driving a BMW which crashed into a woman, 36-year-old Tonya Chamberlain, pulling out of a driveway.

Chamberlain is still in the hospital. She is expected to recover, but her family said she suffered extensive injuries including a collapsed lung, broken arm, broken leg, several broken ribs and a shattered shoulder.

Chamberlain is a single mother of two, and her daughter Cheyenne said the image of her mother in the hospital is very different from her mom’s normally strong presence.

“It kind of freaks me out, because my mom has always been a real strong and independent person," she told Fox 12.

Tonya's sister, Christina Romero, said she just doesn't understand why those kids were racing down Halsey. 

"How how stupid, you've just ruined somebody's life,” she said. “These two young kids hurt a family."

The family has set up a GoFundMe site to help pay for Tonya's medical and other costs.

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