On July 22, 2011, John Knoor was taking his son Matthew to the auto parts store – four miles from home they were hit by a red light runner. Matthew was killed and John was seriously injured.
His injuries included a shattered rib cage, lacerated liver, punctured lung and a brain injury. His wife Jessica says because he is stubborn he is fighting back. After rehabilitation, he is able to walk but sufferers nerve damage to his right side and headaches.