Injured Teacher Returns to Classroom
The wreck took place as Cantrell was traveling to work on La. 146. According to reports, he crossed into the westbound lane and into the path of another vehicle to avoid rear-ending a car that was stopped waiting to make a left turn.
The paramedics on the helicopter transporting him after the wreck were reportedly unsure he would live through the trip to the hospital.
But after four blood transfusions and the insertion of a rod in his leg, Cantrell woke up at the hospital a couple of weeks later.