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Mar 15, 2014 8:32 PM

Johans Bravo Speaks Out About Being Hit By Suspected Drunk Driver

CORPUS CHRISTI - Saturday a semi-pro football team held a benefit in honor of their teammate who got hit by a drunk driver.

About a week ago, 21-year-old Johans Bravo, lost his leg, after being hit by a drunk driver.

"I looked at it hanging, I crawled...from my heart, from God's strength...I crawled..." Bravo remembers through tears.

Johans Bravo pauses to cry because he cannot believe he survived.

He says he stopped to help a couple push their car on Staples and Lipes.

He says about 15 minutes later, he heard tires screeching and saw a car flying toward them.

That's when he says he quickly jumped to push the man out the way.

"I jumped with my right leg, but my left leg came up just hanging and it caught my left leg...and I believe it caught his right," Bravo says.

He said he was thrown about 100 feet. That is when he says he started crawling toward the couple he was helping.

Once he reached them, he looked down to see his left leg hanging, and that is when he then needed their help...to stay alive.

"I told her grab my hands and do not let me go, if you let me go I am going to die, right here," Bravo remembers.

Luckily, both survived. But Bravo and the man he stopped to help each had to have one leg removed.

Police arrested 29-year-old Adrian Garza and he is charged of intoxication assault.

Bravo begs anyone considering getting behind the wheel intoxicated to think twice.

The suspected drunk driver is in jail on a $100,000 bond, charged with intoxication assault. If convicted, he could serve up to ten years in prison.

A gofundme.com account is already in place to help Bravo. The goal is $10,000 to cover medical and living expenses.


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