About a year ago State Senator Ed Flanagan was driving home to Burlington from the Statehouse when his car hit some black ice and skidded off I-89 and down a ravine.
Flanagan was not found for about eighteen hours, and was unconscious and near death when he was rescued.
For weeks he improved very slowly in Burlington’s Fletcher Allen Health Care. Late in the Legislative session he had recovered enough to make an emotional plea to his colleagues for improved health care coverage.
Today, Flanagan was back at Fletcher Allen to thank the staff who cared for him back when he was too badly injured to recognize them.
Staff members, including the emergency medical technicians who rescued Flanagan, said they were amazed by his recovery.
Flanagan used the occasion to call for universal health care coverage, and urged legislators once again to work toward broader coverage for Vermonters in the upcoming legislative session.