Dump truck driver who made life-saving swerve before crash still recovering

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OLATHE, Kan. -- FOX 4 is getting and update on the dump truck driver, turned hero.

The 39-year old driver, identified by family members as Jeremy Osborn, ended up in the hospital after swerving his dump truck between two homes back in May to avoid hitting children playing nearby.

Osborn's sister Jennifer Tanner told FOX 4 via Skype that he suffered a long list of injuries including several broken bones and a lacerated liver. She said one of his legs had to be amputated, that he’s still has weeks of hospital time before rehab therapy.

“I think his spirits are kind of up and down. He does have a good sense of humor. He has been using that at times and then there are other times where the nurse say he seems pretty down and tired of laying in the bed,” said Tanner.

Tanner said Osborn has been on a breathing, and a feeding tubes during his stay.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with Osborn's medical bills.

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