CASEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A Casey County man will be wheelchair bound for several months while he recovers from a crash involving a school bus. His friends tell LEX 18 that they are trying to help him and his three children.
“He’s got three broken ribs, a broken arm, a broken hip, a broken leg, two broken ankles, and his pelvis is crushed,” said Melyssa Wilkinson, a friend of Mazen Homsi.
Homsi was on his way to work on Highway 127 in Casey County last week, when his friends say a bus backed out in front of him.
“And just, didn’t see him. He hit it, I don’t think he even hit his brakes honestly. So, he hit the rear end of the bus and he ended up having to get cut out of the car,” she said.
Homsi remains in the ICU and is not sure when he will be able to leave, but when he does, Wilkinson says he will have to be in a wheelchair for at least eight months. His friends have stepped in to help him and his three kids, by building a ramp and widening the doorways so he can get inside and around in his home.
“This guy needs this, and he can’t, he’s not going to get home otherwise because there is no way into his house. And so, my husband said, we’ll just do this,” said Mindi Hibpshman.
Wilkinson said that Homsi is a great friend and they want to help.
“Anytime you see him, he’s just got a big old smile on his face, always cuttin’ up. Just being Mazen,” said Wilkinson.
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