Weatherman Hurt in Crash is Released From Hospital

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A couple of weeks ago, WSET Weatherman Jamey Singleton was eating his breakfast while driving his car.

He lost control of the vehicle, crosses the center line and smacked head on, into a truck.

Rescue crews had to cut him from the car and some observers thought there was no way he was going to live.

After days in intensive care, Singleton progressively got better and has now been released from the hospital.

How does he feel?

Singleton says he feels blessed propped up in bed wearing his station's logo on his shirt (someone  must have forgot to tell him that Sweeps ended while he was still in the hospital).

"I know that this happened for a reason. I know God kept me alive for a reason.  I feel like I have a mission now to find out what that reason was," he said from his bed. "It's kind of exciting. You look forward to what tomorrow has to bring."

He tells WSET that He he remembers the accident on February 19. The head-on collision on Route 122 in Bedford County left him trapped inside his car with serious injuries.

"I didn't think I was that injured until they picked me up and they said, 'Get ready this is going to hurt.' And I could feel the broken bones in my legs,"

The station reports that Jamey went through four surgeries for multiple broken bones in his hands, arms and legs. He also suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung.

Jamey's parents have been by his side through it all. His father Johnny Singleton was one of the first people at the scene of the accident.

"Whether your child is 20 years old, 6 years old, 30 years old or 25 years old, he is still your child. To see that vehicle, I didn't think he'd be alive once I made it to the ambulance or to Roanoke," he said.

But Jamey did make it, and he's slowly getting back in his groove. He's been updating his Twitter and Facebook pages. And of course, he's back to doing what he loves.

"I'm trying to get a little back into weather. We have an exciting system coming up for Wednesday," he said as he pointed to the computer model of the snow storm.

And as Jamey and his parents read the hundreds of cards sent in by viewers, they can't help but feel lucky for all the support.

So Jamey has a message of gratitude for you all:

"Thank you to everyone out there for not giving up on me and for keeping me in your thoughts and prayers. I felt the love and I still do, and I love each and every one of you so much. And I will be back."