ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.-- Retired New York EMT Leslie Newton was on his way home from having wings at his brother's house in St. Augustine when he went barreling through the median on State Road 16. A street sign came crashing through his tiny Camaro and into his head, then police say he kept driving.
"I couldn't believe it," said his brother Robert Newton.
Believe it or not, Newton has lived to tell his story. Doctors say he is going to be just fine.
"They seem to think he's going to have a full recovery," said Robert.
The street sign stopped at Newton's skull and by some miracle spared his brain.
"They should move him out of ICU this evening and then he should have his own phone I can call him up and keep in contact with him," said Robert.
Family is looking forward to getting Newton out of the hospital. They're grateful he is alive, and at the end of the day they are able to make light of the situation.
"I know it didn't hurt his brains because I don't think he has any," said Robert.
They are going to need all the good spirits they have during Newton's recovery which could take several months.