Teen severely injured helping I-96 crash victims continues journey to get new leg

Sean English lost part of his right leg helping crash victims on highway

DETROIT – Sean English wasn’t a runner, he is a runner.

The 16-year-old is heading into his senior year at University of Detroit Jesuit High School. His high school career had been spent running track and playing sports, but in April, an accident almost ended his hope to do any of those things again.

On April 2, Sean and his parents watched a car full of teenagers flip on I-96. As they rushed to help, another car came into the accident scene and hit Sean.

Sean lost part of his right leg that day.

Now, the Detroit Moslem Shriners are helping Sean with his new beginning. He's being fitted for a prosthetic leg at the Shriner Hospital in Chicago.

Local 4 was invited along on the emotional journey. You can watch the first part of the trip here.

In a surprise ending to his hospital visit, Sean found a renewed hope and determination that he’ll get back into the sports world he loves as an athlete.

Watch the full story in the video posted above.

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