BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A special reunion as a young man meets face-to-face with the woman who helped care for him after a vehicle struck him while riding his bicycle to work.
It's a moment Tynna Vega will never forget.
"I didn't think I was going to see you walking," she told Tyler Dorado, 21, who less than two weeks ago laid life-less on Olive drive.
Police say Dorado was on his bicycle, riding to work when a Chevrolet Camaro hit him.
"I can't believe he's up right. When they took him in the ambulance, I remember thinking he's not going to make it to the hospital," said Vega.
Dorado suffered major injuries. The accident destroyed his only form of transportation, but family members say they're just relieved he's alive and finally, back at home.
"They were able to save his life. He had a collpase lung and he had facial fractures around the eye," said mother, Kim McGee.
Dorado is slowly recuperating from his injuries and doesn't really remember what happened. Loved ones believe he had guardian angels watching over him that tragic day.
"That's the most incredible part to me because I know it couldn't of been easy for her to see his injuries which is another reason why i wanted to connect with her so, she can see him, all healed and doing so much better. It took a lot for someone to stop. I just wanted to let her know that I really do appreciate that. No everybody would of done that. There are some really good people in this world," said McGee.
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