Luther man recovering after encounter with reckless driver

LUTHER, Okla. (KFOR) — One young Luther man is lucky to be alive after his car flipped multiple times from what he said was a road rage incident on Thursday.

Danny Scott Junior, who goes by DJ, was driving to a new job interview when his whole life changed.

“My son is alive. And I give that whole situation to God, ” said Michelle Scott, the mother of Danny Scott Junior.

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DJ was driving on Memorial Road near Henney and Hiwassee when a car came up behind him.

“I look in my rear and there’s a black Nissan truck, kind of tailgating me, riding me,” said DJ Scott.

On the two lane road, DJ said the speed limit is 55 mph. The driver of the truck sped up and passed DJ.

“He gets in front of me and comes to a sudden stop in front of me. I don’t know if there was a something in the road or if he was just road rage and brake checking me,” said DJ.

DJ said he swerved into the other lane, then back before his car flipped multiple times.

The tire tracks could still be seen on the road days later.

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DJ got emotional during his interview with News 4 as he relived the moment it all happened.

“I just lost total control of the car. I felt myself eject from the car. I felt my body leave the car. When I came to, I was laying on my back in this ditch,” said DJ.

His family met him at OU Health in level one trauma.

“When I found out that someone left my son in a ditch, like a piece of trash that he had, that he meant nothing to the guy, basically. I couldn’t do that to my worst enemy,” said Danny Scott Senior.

The other driver still hasn’t been found.

“He almost took my son’s life…and I wish him nothing but the best,” said Scott.

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DJ has a broken back, fractured skull, multiple other injuries, and more than 50 stitches in his face.

“In my Subaru, I had a cross that a patient gave me. Every day I got in my car, I would reach out and touch that cross just to say thank you. Thank you, God, for everything and to protect us in our journeys today. I believe that played a part in saving my son’s life,” said Michelle.

Both DJ and a person who lives nearby said the reckless driver got out of the car and checked on DJ.

However, when sirens could be heard approaching, the witness says the driver took off.

There’s a long road to recovery ahead and the family isn’t sure when DJ will go home from the hospital.

They’ve set up a Go Fund Me page to help.

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