Posted: Oct 22, 2012 5:18 PM by Rachel Cole - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Oct 22, 2012 7:47 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- The mailman who was pinned between an S-U-V and building last week is now at home recovering. On Friday, Michael Lara, 45, was hit by the car outside a convenience store at Staples and Kostoryz. Lara said, things could have been worse.
"It kind of freaks me out getting up in the morning and everything just spinning and having a concussion and stuff," Lara said.
Lara had a CT scan done Saturday, the results showed slight bleeding on the brain. Those are just some of the injuries he mentioned. "I was in a lot of pain I could feel the blood on me. I could feel the neck pain, back pain my legs were sore," Lara said. He also suffered a fractured nose, black eyes and leg gashes after he walked outside of a convenience store and was crushed by a vehicle.
"I just remember delivering the mail walking back out and then just waking up and there was like the paramedics around me," he said.
Police said, an unlicensed 18-year old driver got behind the wheel of his sister's suv and accidentally hit the gas while the car was in reverse. Lara said, even though he's in pain, he's lucky to be alive.
"It could've been a lot worse that's the way I see it. and I'm glad that it wasn't."
Lara said, he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He had finished his shift and was helping out with extra deliveries. "It wasn't my regular route, I was helping an extra, it was a handoff," Lara said.
Police said traffic investigators are looking into the accident but Lara isn't worried about the driver being cited.
"I haven't had any thoughts, any comments on that, I'm just worried about getting myself better."
He said he's happy to have his family by his side through his recovery.
"It feels really good to know there's people around me," he said.
Lara said, he's going back to the doctor in a couple weeks to have his injuries checked.
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