Brave Queensland truckie Glen Bennett has shared his amazing story of survival on the Sunrise breakfast show.
Bennett was involved in a horrific crash while driving a B-double on the Bruce Highway in thick fog near Miriam Vale last August.
He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and spent 24 days in a coma.
A inspirational truckie who refused to give up despite losing both legs and suffering burns to 70 per cent of his body in a fiery crash has finally left hospital. @Bianca_Stone shares his harrowing story of survival. pic.twitter.com/6DmnIpGDMA
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) June 3, 2021
Both his legs were amputated as a result of the smash, and he has been treated for a litany of injuries, including burns to 70 per cent of his body and multiple broken and mangled bones that required him to under surgery 19 times.
Only recently out of hospital after more than six months of a gruelling recovery, Bennett is now sharing his story as a way of thanking the huge medical team that helped him survive.
“I know if I was in there for another 15 seconds or something, I’d be dead,” he said.
“I know it was close.
“My first instinct was I’m not ready to not be a dad anymore, because I’d only been a dad for a couple of years.
“I don’t know how I did it.”