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Thursday, January 09, 2020

Brandon Walker hit by truck - in recovery

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker hit by a truck last week - recovering after surgery

KPRC 2 reporter Brandon Walker was hit by a truck while crossing the street last week, and writes on Facebook he will be off the air for months while he is recovering after a massive surgery.

Brandon Walker leaves KPRC 2

Here is what he posted on Facebook:


Not sure if there’s a better word to describe my moment in time. Last week, a truck hit me as I walked within a crosswalk. I don’t remember much: lights out, the sound of a siren, and a voice, which explained, “You’re on your way to Ben Taub Hospital. A truck hit you.”

It’s been a week. I’m resting at home. Doctors discharged me Thursday morning, following a marathon surgery to reassemble my fractured face.

The fractured ribs will heal on their own.

Throughout the week, I’ve been touched by the kindness of friends and family who carried me. Delivered smoothies. Changed my socks when I couldn’t move. Gave me water. Sat and talked. Loved me.

Same goes for the doctors, nurses, and staff at Ben Taub Hospital. Healthcare professionals rarely get the recognition they deserve, despite saving lives everyday. They saved my life. Thank you doesn’t quite describe the wealth of gratitude that fills my heart.

I can walk. I can talk. I can feel.

I’ll be off the air recovering for the next few months. My jaw is partially shut, as doctors had to reset it, and I’ve a temporary palate tacked to the roof of my mouth, which was split. I broke my nose, fractured cheekbones, and my forehead.

Despite the road ahead, I cannot stress how thankful I am to be alive. Better yet, I cannot stress how thankful I am to live.


See y’all soon.

Many thanks,

God was watching over Walker if he is doing this well after a terrible sounding accident.

Walker came to KPRC Houston in 2015 after working for News 12 Connecticut as a reporter/fill-in anchor.

Prior to News 12, he he worked as a reporter/fill-in anchor/bureau chief at YNN Albany, New York.

Before YNN, Walker worked on the national desk of CBS New York.

He also worked as news director/anchor/producer for KRLX-FM, Northfield, Minnesota.

Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist started working in the TV biz while still in high school as a WGNO New Orleans assignments editor.

He earned degrees from both Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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