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Victim pinned in car after school bus crash speaks out

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – A Fort Wayne man is recovering in the hospital after his truck was hit head-on by a FWCS school bus.

Ken Miller says he was driving home from work Monday night when a school bus headed the wrong way slammed into his pick-up truck.

“I was confused. I didn’t know where it came from. I real quickly looked to see if I could do anything to avoid it,” said Miller.

The next thing he remembered was firefighters and first responders working to get him out of what was left of his truck. Miller was pinned inside.

“I started looking around and realized I was wedged in there and I couldn’t move,” said Miller.

It took firefighters nearly an hour to get him out, but Miller says it only felt like a few minutes.

“I’m definitely still grateful to be here. I recognize how narrowly I avoided a catastrophic mishap there. I could have easily been killed.”

Miller suffered a fractured hip, a couple of cracked ribs, and feels pain in his leg and ankle. The father of three knows it could have been much worse.

“I have always really stressed to appreciate every moment and always tell people you love them and don’t go to bed angry, because you don’t know when your last day is going to be your last,” said Miller.

He says he should be able to leave the hospital by the end of the week. Miller also wanted to thank the first responders who saved him.

Kayla Stewart

Kayla Stewart anchors ABC21 Morning News.

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