A boy who was left with half a head following a dramatic crash has explained for the first time how it happened- blaming himself for being drunk.
Carlos ‘Halfy’ Rodriguez lost a large portion of his brain and skull in a terrible accident having flown through his car’s windscreen and landing head-first on the road. In his video the man tries to convince people not to drink citing his appearance and story.
‚ÄúI was barred out on drugs. I was driving and I hit a pole and flew out the front window and landed on my head,‚ÄĚ the guy says in the video showing his head.
And this is how the old boy has come out. That is why it is not good drinking and driving or drugness (sic) and driving. It is no good kids.‚ÄĚ
Rodriguez has undergone the operation after the crash. The surgeons had to cut away large amounts of flesh and bone to help him to survive.¬†As the Daily Mail writes, when got in the car crash the boy was under the age of 14.
‚ÄúI was with a cousin and a friend stole the car, there was a near-fatal car accident. As the speed was too fast we lost control of the car and crashed,‚Äú he said.
Mr Rodriguez became quite a discussed person after he was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution. Miami Police had problems with their paperwork and his forms contained no name and simply the description ‘half a head’.
“I just looked at him,” an employee at the Miami-Dade County Pre-Trial Detention Center told reporters. “I see a lot of stuff. It didn’t really bother me.”
The photos of the unusual appearance spread across the world online but many thought that it was a hoax. However this video has proved that he and his extreme injuries do exist. But despite he‚Äôs urging to stay away from narcotics, he still smokes a lot of drugs.
In the video the man also accuses President Barack Obama of doing the same. ‚ÄúThis is what I do daily: burn a stake (slang for a joint). Obama is the President of ya’ll United States and he smokes. (Expletive) has the whole White House growing. Then why can’t I smoke me a blunt?‚ÄĚ
Rodriguez is not the only person who survived with half a head, notes the Huff Post. Several other Britons have done the same. Alan Hind, 28, suffered horrendous injuries which left his skull shattered. As a result, the man suffered memory loss and now he can‚Äôt work.
Teenager Ben Maycock was lucky to be alive after a brutal hammer attack left him a huge dent in his skull in 2010.
Steve Gator, 26, has had half his skull removed by surgeons after he smashed his head off the pavement in the brutal attack, says Metro. Mr Gator can‚Äôt remember anything of what happened to him that day, but said today he felt “disgusted” at the people who carried it out.
“I feel nervous all the time and just angry in myself,” he said. “He’s very forgetful, he’s very angry. His personality has changed. He answers and smiles for the wrong reasons, so it’s like everything has turned around,” added his mother.
‚ÄúAt the moment he’s very, very vulnerable – if he falls or hits his head, or even if someone assaults him again, not that that would ever happen.‚ÄĚ