Waco: Paramedic who lost leg in near-fatal accident returns to work

Rory Barros heads back to work. (Courtesy photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Critically injured ETMC EMS Rory Barros has started back to work as an EMS Dispatcher.

Barros began training for the new position on Monday.

“I’m training in Dallas and will be dispatching out of Waco at the Waco PD tower.”

“I can’t reveal the name of the company that has hired me but they are replacing ETMC who was sold this past year,” he said.

Barros suffered the catastrophic injuries and burns on Aug. 19, 2017 when a car whose driver is accused of being drunk struck him and pinned him against his ambulance at the scene of an earlier accident on Loop 340 in Waco.

He spent more than four months in the hospital, and endured more than 15 surgeries and the amputation of his left leg.

“I’ve gotten my temporary prosthetic and look to start physical therapy in August,” he said.

The man charged in connection with the accident that almost claimed Barros’ life is scheduled to go on trial next week in Waco.