Fort Bragg soldier, double-leg amputee, recovers after being injured by alleged drunken driver
FAYETTEVILLE, NC (KTRK) -- Army Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Bruns and his wife Jenny have lived at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in North Carolina since late 2012, working continuously toward physical and emotional recovery.
Bruns, a 42-year-old special operations soldier out of Fort Bragg, has been deployed nine times, ABC11 Raleigh-Durham reports. But the double leg amputee and partial hand amputee's injuries are not a result of war. They're a result of a drunk driver.
Back in November 2012, Bruns was by his vehicle in front of his home in Fayetteville when his neighbor came speeding down the residential street on the wrong side of the road.
The neighbor allegedly struck him and then kept going. Bruns was reportedly pinned between her hood and his bumper for nearly an hour after being pushed at least 60 feet along the road before her car came to a complete stop.
The neighbor was only originally charged with misdemeanors. She was indicted on felony serious injury charges nearly a year after the accident, and she will appear in court in a couple of months.
The Bruns family has reportedly not received any kind of apology.
Get more on this story on Bruns' recovery from our sister station, WTVD-TV.
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