Bluffton Athletic Director back to work after near fatal accident

Steve Thompson, Athletic Director, Bluffton High School. Courtesy of Bluffton-Harrison MSD.

BLUFFTON, Ind. (WANE) – After suffering a life-threatening head injury in a school parking lot, Bluffton High School athletic director Steve Thompson is back on the job.

“I’m even amazing my surgeon,” Thompson said.

Thompson said his surgeon said he’s never seen anyone like him.

“I feel very blessed for God giving me the strength to do that [make that recovery],” Thompson said.

Back in August, Thompson was hit by a car driven by Bluffton High School Principal Steve Baker.

Thompson and some coworkers were walking between meetings at the high school and the middle school when he was struck by Baker’s car. Baker was driving between the schools and Thompson threw his gym bag on Baker’s car in a joking manner.

Thompson’s family and friends feared he would die, but after four surgeries to reconstruct his skull and nearly seven weeks in the hospital, he is now gradually returning to his duties with the district.

Thompson is scheduled for another surgery this month.

He hopes to be back to work full-time soon after.

 

 

 

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