|Published:||Feb 11, 2013 10:53 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 11, 2013 11:03 AM EST|
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A 26-year-old says he has years of recovery ahead after a motorcycle crash almost ended his life.
Justin Murray says a simple change in his riding routene, wearing his helmet, saved his life.
Murray spent weeks in the hospital after hitting a pedestrian on Colonial Boulevard in 2012.
"I can't even tell you the last time I wore my jacket with my gloves, let alone my jacket with my helmet," said Murray.
Murray claims he suffered broken face bones, brain damage and a shattered eye socket.
Doctors have reportedly told him major recovery could be seen in 1-3 years.
Fort Myers Police say Murray was not at fault due to the pedestrian crossing the road illegally.