Many families in the U.S. have dealt with the effects of a car accident. Some injuries are mild, others extremely serious. Then there is the potential for fatalities that car accidents possess. Some would argue that the uncertainty that comes with a severe injury is even worse than a quick death. That is what happened to the father of a mixed martial arts fighter who not only trains for his bouts but also takes care of his father around the clock.
The rollover accident that changed his father's life forever happened in 1991 when the young athlete and his family were living in San Juan County, N.M. At the time, the MMA fighter was 11 years old. The accident occurred on Bloomfield Highway 64 on April 1. It caused the truck that his father was in to roll seven different times. His father was thrown from the vehicle and sustained a severe brain injury that has left him incapable of caring for himself ever since.
Physicians thought that his father would die from his injuries. Instead, he survived but has never been the same. Before the accident, the man enjoyed racing mini sprint cars at the Aztec Speedway. But that will never happen again.