Thanksgiving was very special for Cory Huffman and his family last year — and will be again this year — after he was nearly killed in an automobile accident on Oct. 11, 2014.
After seven weeks in the hospital, Huffman was released in time to be with his family for the holiday.
“Thanksgiving was pretty amazing last year,” said his mother, Vicki.
Huffman, who had been drinking before driving, missed a curve in the road and was ejected from the 2004 Ford Taurus when it crashed. Two other men in the car suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, but Huffman, 26, suffered broken vertebrae in his neck and back, three broken ribs, a lacerated liver, crushed cheekbones and sinus cavities, broken collarbone and shoulder, broken eye socket, punctured lung and a traumatic brain injury.
“They don’t know how he got out of the car,” Vicki said, noting the windows were all intact and the door was closed. “I woke up at 3 a.m. and knew something happened.”