Houston News : Houston TV reporter Brandon Walker of KPRC hit by truck, shares survival story

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‘I cannot stress how thankful I am to live,’ the KPRC 2 reporter writes

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11:49 am CST, Friday, January 10, 2020

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker shared on social media that he was hit by a truck last week in Houston.

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker shared on social media that he was hit by a truck last week in Houston.

Photo: Screenshot From Facebook

Photo: Screenshot From Facebook

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker shared on social media that he was hit by a truck last week in Houston.

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker shared on social media that he was hit by a truck last week in Houston.

Photo: Screenshot From Facebook

Houston TV reporter Brandon Walker of KPRC hit by truck, shares survival story

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker shared on social media that he was hit by a truck last week in Houston. Now he’s thankful to be alive to tell his story, he stated on his Facebook page:

Last week, a truck hit me as I walked within a crosswalk. I don’t remember much: lights out, the sound of a siren, and a voice, which explained, “You’re on your way to Ben Taub Hospital. A truck hit you.”

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Walker said doctors performed a marathon surgery to reassemble his fractured face. He said he also suffered broken ribs. He was discharged Thursday.

Walker thanked friends and family who cared for him during his hospitalization. “Delivered smoothies. Changed my socks when I couldn’t move. Gave me water. Sat and talked. Loved me.”

Walker was born and bred in New Orleans and moved to Houston to join the station in 2015, according to his biography on the KPRC website.

Walker wrote that thankfully he can now walk, talk and feel.

“I’ll be off the air recovering for the next few months,” Walker told his fans.  “My jaw is partially shut, as doctors had to reset it, and I’ve a temporary palate tacked to the roof of my mouth, which was split. I broke my nose, fractured cheekbones, and my forehead.”

“Despite the road ahead, I cannot stress how thankful I am to be alive,” Walker wrote. “Better yet, I cannot stress how thankful I am to live.”

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