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Campbell Co. Man Makes Recovery After Hit Head-On By Wrong Way Driver


Charlottesville, VA - It all could have changed in an instant for 24 year old Jacob Moser. He is still recovering in a UVa hospital bed, after his car police say was struck head-on by a wrong way driver on Route 29, Friday night.

Moser was heading home to Campbell County from northern Virginia, when it happened.

He has multiple broken bones, a collapsed lung, doctors say he may have to have his leg amputated; the weight of his car crushed it.

Moser was behind the wheel of his beloved Ford Bronco, Friday night. He was headed home to Campbell County, when just south of Charlottesville on Route 29, Albemarle Police say he was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver.

"The shape of that car, there was no way he just had a cut on the head and a cut on the leg" said Lisa Moser, his mother.

Since the crash, she's been beside him at his hospital bed in Charlottesville.

"The pain was just, I was trying my best to re-position him, and he was just writhing in pain. He was even just praying out, calling out to God for help and that was probably the hardest, worst moment for me because I could not do anything, I felt so helpless" she said.

A shattered ankle, broken leg, collar bone, and collapsed lung are just a few of his injuries.

"We're just hoping for a full recovery so he can get back to doing the things that he loves to" said neighbor, David Gorsline.

Gorsline described Moser as a near perfect kid. A 20-12 Virginia Tech grad, Moser headed back to school to become an auto-mechanic; cultivating his love of cars.

"He's a great kid and they don't come any finer than Jacob and his whole family for that matter too" said Gorsline.

41 year old Phillip Walker of Covesville, Albemarle Police say was the driver headed north in the southbound lane of Route 29. He was killed in that accident. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, and have not determined if drugs or alcohol were involved.

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