Ellenton Man Learns To Walk Again
An Ellenton man learns to walk again after losing his legs in a car wreck. 73–year–old Tom Simmons became a double amputee last December after investigators say Johnny Durrance crashed his car into him. Simmons was standing behind his landscaping truck at the time, which caused him to be pinned between the two vehicles. Durrance's car showed no signs of breaking.
Simmons didn't know his legs were gone until he woke up in intensive care . Now his therapists at Bradenton Health Care Simmons are helping him learn to walk again with the aid of prosthetics.
It took Bradenton police more than two months to arrest Johnny Durrance for driving on a suspended license. He's been charged with a third–degree felony. His trail is set for December.