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Video: Junior firefighter, 14, returns to work after weeks in hospital

Wyatt Taylor is “getting back to normal life” after being critically injured in an ATV crash and spending seven weeks in the hospital


By FireRescue1 Staff

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. — A junior firefighter is enjoying “getting back to normal life” after spending weeks in the hospital.

KRQE reported that junior volunteer firefighter Wyatt Taylor, 14, is back to work after being critically injured in an ATV crash and spending seven weeks in the hospital.

“I went on my first call since I got out of the hospital on Wednesday night. So I’m just getting back to normal life,” Taylor said.

The teen said the ATV rolled over and he was pinned underneath it for around 30 minutes.

“I think the four-wheeler ran over me and my head went under the four-wheeler and that’s when the tire had started spinning,” Taylor said. “I got up from under it, crawled under the barbed wire and walked up the hill and went to the neighbor’s house.”

Taylor underwent seven surgeries to repair his face after several injuries and burns.

Taylor’s mother, Michelle, who is a volunteer EMS captain, praised him for his actions in the incident.

“I was just proud of him, I’m proud that he was able to draw back on his training and what he was taught,” Michelle said. 

To donate to Taylor’s GoFundMe that supports his medical bills, click here.

 

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