Ten years ago today, NYPD Traffic Officer Tarrell Lee was in a coma. After being hit by a car while on duty, Tarrell was rushed to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell where doctors discovered fractures in his leg, ankle and pelvis. His wounds developed deadly infections that caused his body to become septic. To save his life, the medical team had to amputate his right leg below the knee.
With the enduring support of his family, friends and colleagues, as well as his own extraordinary perseverance, Tarrell, who is still an NYPD officer, was able to overcome his injuries and is now enjoying his life more than ever. To mark the 10th anniversary of Tarrell’s accident, we take a look back at his inspiring story.