(Jackson, Wyo.) - On May 6, a head-on collision on Teton Pass
left Jackson resident Juan
Manuel Hernandez severely injured after he was trapped in his car.
The firefighters successfully cut him out and he was transferred by
helicopter to the East Medical Center Idaho in critical condition.
Currently, he is at the hospital undergoing many surgeries to fix his
broken ribs, arms and legs.
"Juan is recovering thanks to God, his family and friends," said the Facebook
event page . "Medical
expenses are quite high, as you can imagine, and have been very difficult
for the whole family."
To help the family with the medical expenses, there will be a benefit at 5
p.m. tonight at the Elks Club at 270 W Broadway.
"To my whole family this still seems like a nightmare that hopefully we can
wake up to soon," said Victor Hernandez, Juan's son. "We have been
residents of Jackson for about 20 years now and we love this community
because of all the support there is. The whole reason we are here is
because of my dad who wanted to give his five kids and his wife a better
The benefit is at 5 p.m. tonight. It will cost $5 for kids, $15 for teens
and $25 for adults. There will be music and dancing until 11:30 p.m. More
information is available on the Facebook event page.
*Feature Photo: Juan Hernandez. h/t Victor Hernandez / Pitchengine