St. Louis man who lost legs after Chicago car crash grateful to be alive

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis person is recovering in a Chicago hospital following dropping both of his legs when a car crashed into him while walking along the Spectacular Mile. 

Bryce Summary and his spouse Amy have been in the “Windy City” for a operate convention. They were strolling to evening meal when the unthinkable occurred.

“I just listened to my spouse say, ‘Look at that,’ and I got a press from him,” Amy explained to FOX 2. “I seemed to my still left, and I noticed a white SUV coming at us. I envisioned him to be guiding me, but anytime I turned about, he was not there.”

Law enforcement stated the driver of that white Mercedes attempted to operate a website traffic end, strike one more auto, and drove into the corner of Michigan and Ohio. Bryce was hit and obtained trapped underneath. 

“I just stayed by his head and retained telling him, ‘You require to remain with me. Squeeze my hand and enable me know that you’re nevertheless below. I will need you. Our boys will need you. Just continue to be with us,’” Amy recalled. 

Bryce survived, but it is been a grueling 12 days. He’s by now undergone six extended surgeries, including two leg amputations. He’ll go for a seventh surgical procedure on Wednesday. The couple is keeping solid for just about every other and their two boys again property.

“We’re equally just very grateful that we’re both of those alive and that we survived the incident. We’re just seeking to appear forward,” Amy reported.

When the few arrives back to St. Charles, Bryce ideas to hold coaching their two boys in t-ball and soccer, to retain working each day and not overlook a stage. 

“It’s a big short-term setback, but it is not the close of the ebook. It is just a new chapter,” Amy claimed.

The Summary household has began a GoFundMe web page to help pay back for medical expenditures, lodging, dresses, and other fees. The web page has raised additional than $21,000.

There is also a non-income, termed the Summary Loved ones Fund, getting donations that can be mailed to 409 N 15th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.