It has been over a month since a car plowed into a Willimantic Chinese restaurant and struck Sarah Buskey and her son in the middle of lunch.
Buskey was just released from the hospital and shared her story.
“I was told there was a good chance that I might not make it,” Sarah Buskey said.
She did make it and after more than four weeks in the hospital, she is finally back at home in Willimantic.
“I’m glad I made it here and I’m so thankful my son is ok,” she added.
On July 3rd, Buskey and her 13 year old son Joe had just sat down for lunch at the Peking House on Main Street when a driver barreled through the restaurant and the car struck them out of nowhere.
The cause was still under investigation.
“Very loud. I heard glass shattering, it was very, very loud,” Buskey explained.
Police said Buskey was pinned under a table. She had to go through several stomach surgeries, and has to eat from a feeding tube.
“I have a long road ahead of me,” she explained.
Her son is still recovering too. Shattered glass did some major damage to his legs and he has the scars to prove it.
“I’m not allowed to do anything for 2 weeks,” Joe Buskey said.
His mother that for some reason she decided to switch seats with her son right before the crash and had she not done this he would have gotten the brunt of the impact.
“It’s mind-blowing,” Sarah Buskey explained.
I She was still in disbelief over what happened.
“I’m angry at the situation…but at the same time I’m just glad that I’m here,” Buskey said.