GreenvilleOnline: Survivor run over by 30,000-pound truck thanks first responders

by Liv Osby

After being run over by a 30,000-pound water truck last June, Tyler Gallagher felt certain he was going to die.

His pelvis was crushed, bones were broken, and he had massive internal injuries and bleeding from the work accident.

But first responders cared for the 25-year-old and the GHS MedTrans helicopter rushed him to Greenville Health System, where he spent the next month undergoing major surgeries and other procedures.

On Tuesday, the North Carolina man returned to thank the firefighters, paramedics, the flight and surgical trauma teams, floor nurses, physicians, rehabilitation specialists and even blood donors who came to his rescue and pulled him through.

Tyler Gallagher hugs Beth Newton, a physical therapist at Robert C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, as he thanks all of the first responders who saved his life after being hit by a truck in June at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  (Photo: LAUREN PETRACCA/GreenvilleOnline)  

Tyler Gallagher hugs Beth Newton, a physical therapist at Robert C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, as he thanks all of the first responders who saved his life after being hit by a truck in June at Greenville Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  (Photo: LAUREN PETRACCA/GreenvilleOnline)

 

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