Few people have more to be thankful for this holiday season than John Edwards.
Edwards is on the mend after being involved in a serious one-vehicle accident on Oct. 4, just a couple miles from his rural Garvin home.
And if not for the efforts of well-trained emergency personnel who arrived quickly on the scene at Lyon County Road 9 south of Amiret, the hard-working farmer and co-owner of The Caboose would be in very bad shape.
“Everyone that helped out — I don’t even know who all was there — from all the people at the accident scene, the people in the ambulance, at the hospital … they kept me immobile; if one person would’ve had me sat up, I would’ve been paralyzed,” he said in a recent interview. “It would’ve snapped my spinal cord. What do you say to them all?”
Edwards was heading home when the accident happened. He said he remembers seeing a deer and choosing to swerve to miss it.
“I’ve always told my kids to ‘hit the damn deer’ if they see one and not swerve; I’ve hit them before,” Edwards said. “I thought I could miss him; well, there was more than one.”