By Billy Hobbs, Union-Recorder:
After 26 days in an Atlanta hospital fighting for his life, veteran firefighter John Richardson is finally back home.
And Richardson, his wife, Kimberly, and their daughter, Kayla, a senior at Baldwin High School, couldn’t be happier.
A full-time firefighter with the City of Social Circle and who works part-time as a volunteer firefighter with Baldwin County Fire Rescue, Richardson was critically injured last month in a fire truck crash in Social Circle.
After nearly a month of patient confinement in a hospital room and undergoing several surgeries, Richardson was discharged Wednesday from Grady Memorial Hospital. His wife was ecstatic about the news of her husband’s release and helped him pack his belongings and load them into their Dodge Ram pickup truck for their journey back home.
While the couple was in the midst of driving home, Baldwin County Fire Rescue Chief Steve Somers and several of his command staff and firefighters decided to surprise Richardson, driving to his home in firetrucks to officially welcome him back.
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