WGN’s Negovan ‘Just Glad to Be Alive’ After Crash

By Andrew Gauthier 

Chicago Tribune

Tom Negovan returned earlier this year from reporting in Afghanistan for Chicago’s WGN-Ch. 9 without so much as a scratch. Riding his motorcycle on the city’s northwest side over the weekend, he was nearly killed.

“I’m just glad to be alive,” Negovan said from his hospital bed Wednesday night, a day after undergoing two hours of spinal surgery. “I feel like the luckiest man in all of Chicago.”

Besides suffering two broken vertebrae, Negovan required 19 staples for lacerations on the back of his scalp after a collision with a car making a left turn in front of him Saturday on Harlem Avenue. He also was left with assorted bumps and bruises. Fortunately, his face was unscathed.

Negovan and his wife said that doctors expect him to make a full recovery within the next three months or so. More…