Back-from-the-dead driver walks out of hospital
An Australian car crash victim pronounced dead by an ambulance crew a month ago was well enough to walk out of a Melbourne hospital.
Daniel Huf, 30, was cut out of his mangled Porsche, his apparently lifeless body wrapped in plastic and laid out by the side of the road for 90 minutes before the coroner's van arrived.
A pulse was detected, and an ambulance was called back to the crash scene to pick him up.
Chris MacIsaac, the deputy director of The Royal Melbourne Hospital's intensive care unit, said Huf had made remarkable progress since being brought in April 1.
"Watching a patient progress from life support to discharge is very rewarding," MacIssac said.
Huf would have to undergo further surgeries on his mouth and face and would have to consult a specialist to help improve his swallowing, food intake and speech, the hospital said.
"We know that it is a miracle that Daniel can walk, read, speak some recognizable words, write logical messages and recognize his visitors," his father, Colin Huf, said. "He is able to perform some basic life skills of helping to shower and dress himself."