Victim In Head-On Collision Home Just In Time For The Holidays


Thursday, November 22nd 2018, 7:08 am
By: Ashley Holden


It's been a little over two weeks since two people were killed and two others seriously injured in a head-on crash on NE 23rd Street near Bryant in Oklahoma City.

The crash happened on November 5th.

One of the survivors, Robert Downs made it home just in time for Thanksgiving.

Robert was the passenger in a yellow taxi cab that was involved.  He was one of two people that survived the crash.  He went through the cab's windshield.

"I remember looking up over the backseat at the counter. Then I remember thinking to myself $4 really and then the next thing I remember was sitting up outside the road, outside the cab," said Robert Downs. 
After multiple surgeries, some complications and weeks in the hospital his wife Connie is just happy to have him home.

"It's great just to have him home and be home.  He had a surgery, he had staples all the way down some of it was infected so they had to reopen it and pack it," said Connie Downs.
Police told News 9 earlier that the other driver,48-year-old Charles Greenfield, showed signs of being on PCP.  Robert says this is something that's been on his mind.

"I don't know what he wanted to be, he sure wanted to make a mess of my life," said Robert Downs.

Even with those emotions lingering, both Robert and Connie are thankful, but are planning to lay low this Thanksgiving weekend.  

"I'm sure someone will bring us food and we will be here," said Connie Downs.
This holiday season they want to make sure friends, family and even strangers know how much they have helped.

"But I really wanna thank the people that we don't know that have stepped up and helped," said Robert Downs. 
The other driver, Charles Greenfield was booked in the Oklahoma County Jail and now faces multiple charges stemming from the collision, three of which are felony charges.

Meanwhile, there is a GoFundMe for Robert Downs as he begins his journey to recovery.