Injuries to the head can be life-changing. If a person survives an accident that causes a traumatic brain injury, the victim may face a lifetime of medical procedures and physical therapy. Additionally, the person's family may be profoundly affected by the injury. A Texas man and his family are learning that now as he fights to recover from an accident that nearly took his life.
An EMT was working a shift at a local dragstrip when an accident occurred right outside the gates of the strip. The EMT and his partner went to see if everyone was all right. Suddenly, a pickup truck crashed into the scene of the accident, striking the EMT and landing with a wheel on his chest. Witnesses rushed to pull the EMT out from under the truck. Meanwhile, the driver fled the scene on foot.