WAXAHACHIE (CBSDFW.COM) – When the TIMCO trucking company of Waxahachie said it was holding an awards ceremony for one of its truck drivers, Kyle Webb made every effort to be there.
“It’s not every day you get to meet your hero,” Webb said.READ MORE: Cashing Out? City Of Dallas Revokes 'Poker Room' Permits Months After Approving Them
Six days ago, the 23-year-old lost his leg in a terrible motorcycle accident.
“It don’t matter,” he said. “I’ll fight through the pain.”
The accident happened on I-35 just north of Waxahachie.
When Webb took Exit 404, he somehow lost control of his motorcycle and landed in a ditch, severing his right leg. Had it not been for Stewart King, the TIMCO truck driver who stopped to help, Webb, a married father of three, may have bled to death.
Tuesday marked the first time they’ve met since the accident.
“You look like you’re feeling a little bit better than when I seen you last,” King said.READ MORE: FBI Calls Hostage Incident At Colleyville Synagogue 'Act Of Terrorism' Against Jewish Community
“Just a little bit,” Webb said with a smile.
King patted Webb on the back and asked him if he was doing all right. A wave of emotion washed over the Ennis motorcycle driver.
“I am now,” Webb said. “Thanks. Thanks to you.”
Because the TIMCO truck driver was running an hour early the night of the accident, Webb has a second chance at a long life.
“I didn’t know what I would say when I finally met you,” Webb told King. “Nothing I could say but thanks.”
King replied, “Naw man, don’t worry about it.” Then, he patted Webb on the back again.
“Thank you so much. Thank you so much.” he said.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth Political Leaders Celebrate Long-Awaited Funding For Flood Control
TIMCO gave Stewart King a trophy and a plaque. And not only did he get the day off, the trucking company gave him an additional week’s vacation, as well.