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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Smethport Mayor Recuperating From Truck Crash Injuries


Bionic Mayor Returns to Smethport

November 12, 2009

Smethport Web – by Nathan Muller

On Wednesday Mayor Ross Porter returned to Smethport by ambulance from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh to convalesce at Lakeview Living & Rehabilitation. After 10 to 12 weeks of healing from numerous injuries resulting from a recent truck crash, plus several surgeries to put bones back together, an aggressive rehab regimen can be undertaken to help Porter regain full mobility.

Despite all the pain and discomfort, Porter’s good humor seems fully restored, jovially describing his appearance in medical wraps, pads, and supports as making him look like a “turtle.” He reports that among his first priorities when he arrives at Lakeview is to arrange for an Internet connection so he can get back to work with his MacBook and iTouch.

Porter’s odyssey began two weeks ago when he drove to Lakewood, New York to buy a used John Deere tractor with a heated cab and snow plow attachment. Although Porter doesn’t remember it, on the way back to Smethport his pickup truck crossed into the opposite lane near Augie Road on Route 59 in Keating Township.

His truck hit a culvert and a tree along the berm with such force that the truck bed tool box flew through the rear window, hitting Porter in the head and fracturing a vertebra, before exiting the cab through the windshield. The crash broke 25 other bones, including 15 ribs, and multiple fractures of the pelvis, hip socket, femur, and kneecap. More....

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

So good to have you back - Thank God!

Anonymous said...

Ross is a wonderful man and we believe prayers have been answered as he continues his recovery.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear things are going ok!! Thoughts are with you during this recovery!

Jeffrey said...

Good luck and best wishes to you Ross as you recover from this terrible ordeal. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Glad you are back in our hometown to recuperate.
Jeff Lightner