Paralyzed Man Makes History With Driver's License

Sam Schmidt, a former race car driver, received a license in Nevada to drive a semi-autonomous car.
1:31 | 09/29/16

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From the time Sam Schmidt was five years old he knew he wanted to be a race car driver. So it's no surprise he grew up to become wine. Winding in the galleries here in Nevada. September 1989 and extremists later if the wall. His childhood dream turned reality came to a screeching halts. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. I absolutely never thought it would be an million that was until three years ago when he was introduced to Errol let tonics. I was I was in my office at my house in Henderson in that. It was pretty simple would you like to driving it immediately said if you build it I'll drive. Once reliant on others to drive him around. Schmitz back in the driver's seat again without help and kept on in the vehicle. Here's how it works. Term ahead left and cargoes a left turn to write it goes right. You know blow on the gas it goes just like pushing a foot pedal and wanted to sock. Distraught and and it breaks and after passing is driving test a few weeks ago. Today he now has a driver's license to prove it just this amazingly overwhelming sense of being normal again. Winch it doesn't happen very often in this situation. After more than a decade. He can finally see deal open road ahead. You really yeah. Getting yelling and then now.

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