AVENTURA, Florida. “Last year, Carlos Hunter was driving home with his 11-year-old son and a tragedy changed his life. Hunter could go into isolation, he could surrender, but he refused both.
Carlos Berreras said he would never forget Hunter. The paramedic was one of the first to find Hunter bleeding on Hallandale Beach.
“One of the worst I’ve had,” Berreras said Friday at Aventura.
This was their second meeting. Later, through tears, Berreras told Hunter that he was an inspiration.
On June 12, 2022, the jeep driver got stuck on the side of the road and Hunter and his son decided to stop to help him. There was no way they could have known that a drunk driver would crash into them.
Two died, two survived. Hunter, now a wheelchair user, lost his legs and his son Carlos Jr. The driver of the stuck jeep also died.
On Friday, Dr. John Yoon still remembered Hunter arriving at the HCA Florida Aventura hospital after the accident.
“When he came in, he had a tourniquet and his leg was in a sack,” Yoon said.
Hunter’s road to recovery has been long and difficult. On Friday, he had the opportunity to thank Barreras, Yun and other rescuers and doctors who tried to save his son’s life and saved him.
“I’m here,” Hunter said at the Aventura hospital. “I just want to be an inspiration to everyone around the world.”
Detectives have arrested a man who is accused of being the DUI driver who caused the tragedy. His case is still pending in court.
Last year, Carlos Hunter was driving home with his 11-year-old son. He saw another driver who needed help and decided to stop to help. A drunk driver ran into them, killing the driver and his son.
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