MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - A Memphis father of two is making a courageous recovery after his life was changed in an instant. It could happen to anyone – one minute he was changing a tire, and next he was clinging for his life.
"You don't expect to see nobody walk on water. You don't expect to see anybody just split down the middle," said Michael Owens who lost his legs in an accident. "I didn't expect to see the next day either."
Owens, 28, pulled over to fix a flat in early March. He pulled off of Winchester Road, and called a friend to watch out for him while he changed the tire.
A passing car slammed into his friend's truck pinning Owens' legs between the bumper and the ground.
"When the crash happened, something whispered, said, 'There's a change. You're going to lose your legs,'" said Owens. "The only thing I was thinking about is just trying to survive. I got two daughters I want to keep seeing."