DETROIT – A 16-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle April 2 while trying to help other crash victims has taken his first steps with a new prosthetic leg.
Sean English and his parents watched a Jeep full of teenagers flip on I-96 in Detroit that Sunday morning in April. As they rushed to help, another car came into the accident scene and hit Sean. Doctors had to amputate part of his right leg.
The Detroit Moslem Shriners have been helping English with his new beginning. He was fitted for a prosthetic leg at the Shriner Hospital in Chicago.
On Wednesday, the teen took his first steps.
Watch the video above.
"First steps! What a surprise I was able to get a leg to learn with this early. Looking forward to getting my own prosthetic and doing more," the teen tweeted.
English is a student athlete at University of Detroit Jesuit High School. He had plans to run cross country in college.
Henry Ford doctor also struck did not survive
Doctor Cynthia Ray, 47, also stopped to help the teens who were in the Jeep which rolled over on the interstate. She was outside her vehicle when she was struck. She did not survive her injuries.
Ray suffered a severe head injury and underwent neurosurgery at Sinai-Grace Hospital before she died at the hospital.
She worked as a pulmonologist at Henry Ford Hospital.
Teen driver critically injured
State police said the 17-year-old driver lost control, spun out and hit English and Ray. The teen driver was unresponsive after the crash and had to be cut from this vehicle with the Jaws of Life. His family said he suffered swelling of the brain and a fracture in his vertebrae.
Teens in Jeep OK
Meanwhile, the six teens who were inside the Jeep did not suffer any life-threatening injuries. Their ages range from 14 to 19 years old. State police said the Jeep was traveling in the left lane of eastbound I-96 when it struck the median wall, causing it to roll.