Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Missoula Man Shares How His Life Changed After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver
Jason Burrell sustained permanent injuries after being hit by a drunk driver at just 19 years old in 1986. Burrell said he was on a motorcycle, but wasn't wearing a helmet. He sustained a closed head injury that left him unable to speak, but that hasn't stopped him from being involved in the community and helping out.
He volunteers about two times a week at Lewis and Clark Elementary and always reminds the 4th grade student to wear their helmets and stay safe.
UM News reporter Tara Oster and photographer Maegan Simmons met with Jason to learn about his life since the accident.