My good friend was hit by a drunk driver almost a year and a half ago.
The drunk driver (with a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit) was speeding and driving on the wrong side of the road. When my friend came around the corner and saw the truck’s headlights on his side of the road, he did what anyone would do…he slammed on the brakes. But the full frontal impact (and the truck being much larger than my friend’s prius) shattered every bone in his leg, his knee cap into eight pieces, and most of the bones in his foot. He was in surgery for 8 hours that night, and another 5 hours a week later to fix the dislocated bones in his foot. He almost didn’t survive.
He lost his job and he spent months in the hospital learning to walk again. He still goes to physical therapy twice a week, he still has trouble walking, he is still in pain every single day. The drunk driver walked away from the accident unharmed.
These are my friends x-rays… There are titanium bars in his thigh and shin, and his foot has a metal plate in it, in addition to the screws holding his ankle and knee together.