ST. PAUL (AP) — A mother of a toddler who suffered a severe head injury in a crash near the Twin Cities is asking people to avoid texting while driving.

Kelsey Dyals spoke publicly Monday for the first time since the July accident at a press conference with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Her son, who was 15 months old at the time of the crash, was put into a medically induced coma after doctors found bleeding on the right side of his brain.

Dyals says her son is recovering and still taking anti-seizure medication, but says he's a normal, crazy toddler.

A 17-year-old girl was charged in October with felony criminal vehicular operation involving gross negligence and misdemeanor careless driving in connection with the crash. Authorities say she told police that she was reading a text message while making a turn and crashed into Dyals' car.