Kyle Wilson, 23 of Fair Lawn, NJ; was traveling with his girlfriend Leigh-Anne and infant son to the Meadowlands Flea Market on Aug. 10th. He was in the left lane on Rt.17 south in Rochelle Park (near Harley Davidson) when his vehicle became rear ended. Kyle had gotten out of the truck to check his son when another driver, several cars back drove down the shoulder lane striking and dragging him down the highway at least 50yds. Klye is hospitalized in critical condition, after several days in and out of consciousness and heavy pain meds, swelling finally went down enough to determine the extent of his injuries.
Medical prognosis: His spine is shattered, they removed his L2 which was disintegrated, they put 10in of hardware in his back to rebuild his spine, 3 broken ribs, punctured and collapsed lung, laceration across his ribs with stitches, roadrash, and a contusion on his head, and had a blood transfusion due to loss of blood. Kyle still has a long road to recovery, under heavy meds, isn't able to make any spinal movements and can only lift 5-10lbs.
As of 8/15 Kyles has been able to stand and walk, he’s still on pain meds but he has been released home and will be going through intensive out patient physical therapy.
Money raised is for him and his family for any upfront medical cost and needs of the family while out of work. Kyle lives a selfless life of dedication to others with the Fair Lawn Fire Dept, graduating from the Bergen County Fire Academy, class 456 in sumer of 2012.