COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A teenager wanted to deliver a very special thank you message to the people who saved his life. Devyn Washington was critically injured when he crashed a four-wheeler on a trail.

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The 16-year-old crashed in Black Forest. He doesn’t remember much about the crash but he has a huge scar as a reminder.

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Devyn says he’s thankful to the people who helped him after his crash.

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“When it landed on me, I sliced my liver in half. I had internal bleeding in my lungs. I think I broke nine ribs,” said Devyn.

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“He was near the edge. His injury pattern is one that is typically not survivable,” said trauma surgeon Greg Day.

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“Thank you, I really appreciate it. I’m doing good,” said Devyn.

He spent a month in a number of hospitals and doctors say his recovery is why they do what they do.


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