'He's home': Paramedic severely injured in crash leaves hospital

An Ottawa County paramedic injured in a life-threatening crash, is out of the hospital and back home.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - An Ottawa County paramedic injured in a life-threatening crash is out of the hospital and back home -- just in time for Thanksgiving.

"HE'S HOME!" reads an update on Tim Hoffman's GoFundMe page -- "GOD IS SOO GOOD!" He was released Wednesday, Nov. 23, from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.

Hoffman was riding in the back of an ambulance in early August near Holland when a suspected drunk driver crashed head-on into the vehicle. Hoffman, an 11-year veteran of AMR, was severely injured. His colleague and 23-year AMR veteran, Kevin Jongekryg, also was trapped inside the ambulance and needed rescue.

Family and friends held a benefit concert Sunday, Nov. 20, at Ottawa Reformed Church to help pay for Hoffman's medical expenses. Last week, he received a metal plate in his head to better recover from a damaged skull.

At least $53,000 has been raised for the family.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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