Josh Roe was a passenger in a car that was broad-sided by a bread truck in 2008. He suffered a traumatic brain injury that was so severe that his family feared he would never walk, talk, or feed himself again. He was flown to UPMC Presbyterian and later went through extensive therapy at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute.

After the accident, he returned to school to become a diesel mechanic, and he’s once again enjoying life with his 11-year-old son.

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About Trauma & Emergency Medicine

Emergencies can happen in the blink of an eye or the beat of the heart. And when they do, seconds matter. UPMC’s emergency and trauma care services are ready to provide world-class care, no matter how serious your emergency. All our emergency departments have a full-time staff of emergency specialists at the ready 24 hours a day. We use advanced technology to diagnose and treat your condition and coordinate with your doctor to provide the best care possible. We also have specialized trauma care, including Level 1 trauma centers at UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Mercy, a Level 1 pediatric trauma center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a Level 2 trauma center at UPMC Hamot, and a Level 2 trauma center at UPMC Altoona.