BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. – A teen who was injured in a crash is recovering, his family says.
Wednesday night, 17-year-old Braiden Williams was on his way home from the Durant livestock sale when he crashed his truck.
“When he tried to get back on the road, he lost control and the truck ended up flipping and going on the opposite side of the road and threw him from the truck,” said Michelle Williams, Braiden’s mom.
Braiden was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, according to troopers. They say the cause of the crash was due to inattention and aren’t sure what distracted him.
KXII reports he broke several bones and lost feeling of his legs during the crash. He was then flown to a Plano hospital.
“They had to fuse his T-2 to T-6 and he had a spinal cord compression at T-6,” Michelle said. “He also broke five ribs and his sternum.”
Braiden is now able to move his legs, but the road to recovery is still ahead.
“We’ve seen the hand of God on this child from the time he was a baby,” Williams said. “He has done amazing things with music, people, his heart his character, he’s an amazing kid. I just want to thank everyone for their love and support they’ve shown.”