Teen Making Miraculous Recovery After Car Crash

Diavonta Chappell

(FOX 8) – A 19-year-old involved in a crash that could have turned deadly is making major strides as he recovers at home.

Diavonta Chappell was headed home on Interstate 40 just before South Bunker Hill Road, westbound near exit 206, in the early morning of Aug. 20. It was raining, and Chappell’s car hydroplaned. His car hit a tree.

His mom, Dawn Green, says it took 30 minutes for first responders to get Diavonta out of the car. He was taken to Baptist Medical Center unconscious with serious spinal and brain injuries.

“He wasn’t alert,” Green aid. “He had a brain injury, a little bleeding on the brain, but basically his head wasn’t connected to his body.” CONTINUE