Dustin Vogelsong: How a Hard-Working Father Fought to Survive

The Accident

August 29, 2012 is a date that Lindsey Beek will never forget and a day that Dustin Vogelsong will never remember.

Dustin and Lindsey had been dating for 13 years and relishing their new-found roles as parents to a one-month old baby girl when an accident changed their lives forever. On that fateful August morning, Dustin was traveling westbound on Buckskin Road in rural Hicksville, Ohio when his truck was struck by the driver of another truck that failed to yield at a stop sign.

Dustin’s vehicle was so heavily damaged that the jaws of life were needed to remove him from the wreckage before he was taken by ambulance to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Injuries

Upon arrival to the hospital, he was rushed to the intensive care unit and a breathing tube was inserted into his throat since severe swelling in his neck and larynx made it impossible for him to breathe on his own. He had extensive blood loss from the wounds on his face and scalp and it was clear by the deformity in his leg that Dustin had sustained severe fractures to his right ankle and tibia/fibula.

Dustin also suffered from a severe traumatic brain injury as a result of the crash and had apparent brain bleeds. His jaw was fractured in multiple places, which required surgery and the need for his jaw to be wired shut.

“All I remember is waking up and going to work, then the next thing you know, I’m in the hospital,” Dustin said. 

What Next

To find out what Dustin did next, with the help of his girlfriend, Lindsey, and others who pointed him in the right direction, check out our next blog. If you or a loved one is facing the same injuries from an auto accident, contact the lawyers at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC immediately to schedule your complimentary case evauluation. Simply call toll-free at 800-637-8170, fill out the contact form to the right, or Live Chat on the left side of your screen.

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