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Bardstown man injured in crash hoping to return home soon

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A Bardstown man has not been home since a November rear-end collision left him paralyzed, but he hopes to return by the end of the month.

Joseph R. Bland was heading home when he stopped at the intersection of 245 and Templin Avenue on the evening of Nov. 24. According to a preliminary report from the Bardstown Police Department, Bland was rear-ended by a box truck that failed to stop at the light.

Bland was trapped inside the vehicle, and had to be extricated by fire department personnel.

He was treated by Nelson County EMS for his injuries and then flown to University Hospital in Louisville.

According to a GoFundMe page set up by the family, Bland was later moved to Frazier Rehab, where he has spent the remainder of his time recovering.

Now, he hopes to return to Bardstown by the end of the month and continue outpatient therapy.

More information about Bland's recovery can be found at the GoFundMe page here:https://www.gofundme.com/awxe7ddw