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Louisville EMT speaking for first time about deadly crash he survived

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- 37-year-old EMT John Morgan had only been on the job five weeks with Louisville Metro EMS when his life was turned upside down.

“I just wanted to do a job where I gave back to my community,” said John Morgan.

In late June he was inside an ambulance responding to a call for a “person down.”

As the call was in the process of being canceled, the ambulance and a car turning onto River Road collided. The driver of the car was killed in the crash. Both Morgan and another EMT were injured.

“Not thinking about it helps me keep working forward and try to focus on where I want to be and not what's happened in the past,” said John Morgan.

Three months after the crash, John Morgan uses a wheelchair after having his right leg amputated.

He's had more than 20 operations and he's currently staying at a Golden Living Center, where he's trying to build up his strength.

“I've got about another 6 to 12 weeks until they can start looking at hip reconstruction on my right side, which is the side I'll need the prosthetic on after the hip reconstruction's been completed,” said John Morgan.

He wears a brace on his arm with two rods and a pin in it.

He'll soon have more surgeries, but he says he's lucky to be alive. Morgan was told it took crews nearly an hour to even get him out of the ambulance that day. He never imagined being involved in a crash.

“I've been through 30+ pints of blood total,” Morgan said.

Eventually, he'd like to be back in the field he loves, taking care of others.

In the meantime, his friends and family are the ones taking care of him.

“It's nothing I ever wish on anybody to have to go through or imagine having to go through cause it's a real rough road. I'm just glad to be here and hoping the best for everyday of the future,” said Morgan.

Police tell us the crash is still under investigation.

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