(troymessenger.com) – On an early, frigid morning last January, Bobby Spitulski drifted off to sleep on the back seat of his dad’s full-size Ford Raptor pickup as he and his family traveled south from a ski trip in Sugar Hill, North Carolina.
Four days later, he woke up in the Intensive Care Unit of a Columbia, South Carolina hospital in critical condition, connected to life support and a ventilator, with his father by his side.
“My dad just squeezed my hand and told me everything was going to be all right,” Bobby recalls.
Bobby does not remember anything about the accident. He was in a deep sleep when something happened up ahead on Interstate I-77 outside of Columbia around 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2018.
Bob Spitulski, driving the family of five, could not prevent what happened next as one car after another slammed on brakes and 12 vehicles came together as one in a mesh of violence and twisted steel. CONTINUE