HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A Tennessee teenager who survived nearly three days in a ravine after wrecking his truck in north Alabama says he expects to be walking on his own within two weeks.
A trucker spotted 19-year-old Tyler Campbell beside a guardrail along Interstate 65 near Ardmore on Tuesday afternoon. The teenager from Dellrose, Tenn., wrecked Saturday night, severely breaking his leg and fracturing his shoulder. He finally managed to crawl out of the ravine to the guardrail, where he was spotted.
Doctors at Huntsville Hospital put pins in his right leg on Wednesday and had him standing up Thursday. Campbell told al.com that his recovery is amazing.
His father, Lee Campbell, said things are getting back to normal because his son is texting friends again.
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