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EMT, injured in fatal crash, speaks to WDRB after returning home

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville EMT, injured in a fatal crash, is out of the hospital and recovering at home.

It's been 2 1/2 weeks since Jon Johnson was last able to see his Shepherdsville home.

He returned on Thursday evening with his colleagues from Louisville Metro EMS.

“My fellow co-workers brought me home in an ambulance and it felt good to be home,” said Jon Johnson.

He says they've been by his side ever since the accident. It happened on June 23rd and he says he’s still physically and mentally dealing with the crash.

“It's a day that I don't want to remember, but I do. I'm not really ready talk about it,” Johnson said.

Johnson, an EMT with Metro EMS for 9 1/2 years, was the driver of this ambulance.

Police previously said a car had turned onto River Road, and the ambulance and car collided.

Another EMT, John Morgan, was also injured. The driver of the car was killed in the crash.

For the first time, Johnson found himself in the back of the ambulance as a patient.

“I've had 4 surgeries on my right leg. I've had a tibia plateau fracture and a patella fracture, which is the kneecap,” Johnson said.

He also has a sternal fracture that is still healing, and at least 10 stitches to his head.

Not only that, Johnson’s car was also stolen from his driveway while he was in the hospital.

“It just seemed like one kick after another. It just kept coming,” said Johnson.

The car was later found in Meade County, with bullet holes and damage.

Johnson says authorities are looking for two men, last seen with the car.

Now, after going through so much, his co-workers are trying to help.

On August 15th, a fundraiser will be held at O'Connell's Irish Pub on Fern Valley Road, to raise money to help the injured EMT's. Money from the fundraiser will help them pay for medical expenses.

The fundraiser will begin at 6 p.m. and will also include a silent auction.

Johnson says, as he now focuses on his health at home, he can't thank his colleagues enough, for what they're doing.

“It's just the fact of everyone coming together is so humbling. It means more to me than the money does,” Johnson said.

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