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Family of motorcycle victim praying for miracle

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Josh Springer and his mother (Courtesy: Springer family) Josh Springer and his mother (Courtesy: Springer family)
Josh Springer and his Wife (Courtesy: Springer family) Josh Springer and his Wife (Courtesy: Springer family)
Josh Springer and his Daughter (Courtesy: Springer family) Josh Springer and his Daughter (Courtesy: Springer family)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

On March 1st, the Springer family made a terrible discovery. 28-year old Josh Springer was found in a ditch along County Road 3172 near Huxley Bay, in Texas. Springer's family tells KSLA News 12 they had not heard from him for several hours so they went to look for him.

When they discovered the accident the family says he was barely conscious and unable to move. It appeared as if Josh Springer had been thrown from his motorcycle while trying to avoid hitting a deer.

"He was in the ditch, and he was breathing real hard. If I would go near him he would get more excited, so I just kind of backed up," said Josh's wife Lacy Springer.

While no one can know for sure it appears as if Josh did the right thing by swerving to miss the deer. Louisiana State Police say in situations like this, where a motorcycle is involved, it is best to take whatever actions necessary to avoid hitting the animal.

"There's no 100% way to come out on top of the situation when it presents itself. I would steer away from the animal and hope for the best. Go off into the median or the side of the road. Some steering input, some braking, and hopefully you can come out alive," said Louisiana State Trooper Steven Lowery.

Josh Springer was flown to LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport and has remained in ICU since the accident. Springer is unable to wake from his coma, and some of the doctors have a grim outlook for his recovery. However, Springer's family has not lost hope.

"We're waiting on a miracle to wake him up. That's all we need is a miracle," said Lacy Springer.

"We were talking to him. He tried to open them [his eyes]. You could tell it wasn't just moving. It looked like he was making a big effort to open his eyes," said Josh's Mother Madeline Springer.

The hospital bills are beginning to stack up for the Springer family. An account has been set up at Citizens National Bank. If you would like to donate you can stop by any bank branch and ask to contribute to the Josh and Lacy Springer account.

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