Tuesday evening Kyle Handley and his father-in-law were driving to the Handley family’s new home when they slid through a stop sign and were t-boned by an oncoming semi.
Two passersby quickly pulled the two from the wreck. Moments after Kyle was freed, the truck burst into flames.
Kyle’s injuries are numerous, and doctors say he’s going to take months to fully recover. The young father is the sole provider for his young family of four, so they weren’t sure how they were going to make ends meet. That’s when his aunt set up a gofundme page to help the family through Kyle’s lengthy recovery.
“He cares about everybody,” sister Kristie Handley said. “He’d give you the shirt off his back in the blink of an eye.”
After being pulled out of the wreck, Kyle was taken to the Rimbey Hospital before being transferred to the University of Alberta Hospital. His road to recovery started on Wednesday when he had his first surgery to begin to repair his many injuries.
“His pelvis was broken in six places, he had a shattered right hip socket, he had a tear in his bladder, a tear in his lung, and a fractured tailbone as well,” Kristie said. “It’s going to be a long road to recovery, but he’s doing his best right now.
The 29-year-old father of two, a three-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl, is engaged to be married in 2018. He owns his own company and members of his extended family are attempting to fill in for him while he recovers so he doesn’t lose the company.
“He’s blown away by the outpouring of support he’s getting from everybody,” Kristie said. “He’s so thankful, so thankful. If he could be doing this interview with you right now he’d tell you the same thing that he’s so thankful and so grateful and honoured that people would do this for him”
As of print Sunday night the gofundme page had raised $1,740 of its $15,000 goal. (kb)