SPOKANE-- The 12-year-old Stevens Elementary School student hit by a truck on the way to school is out of the hospital.
Jayden Basden told KREM 2's Katie Utehs he's surprised he lived. “I’m feeling a little still kind of shaky about it.”
12-year-old Jayden Basden struggles to remember the day he didn't make it to school. “I started blacking out throughout little periods and waking up.”
Jayden told KREM 2 he remembers entering the crosswalk on his way to school. The cars in the right hand lane waved him on; he doesn't recall seeing the truck before he was hit. He remembers waking up nearly 60 feet across the intersection.
"When I was laying there I thought I’m never going to get any better, but then I was thinking if the car would've been going any slower or any faster I would have been dead."
Jayden goes to Stevens Elementary and crosses Mission every morning.
Investigators told Jayden’s parents, if the driver was going slower Jayden could have been run over.
Officers arrested 30-year-old Brandon Maganas after finding drugs and weapons in his vehicle after the collision.
"I was thinking well, hey I may have stopped a drug dealer, but probably not in the best way" said Jayden.
Jayden suffered from a punctured spleen, eight fractured ribs and a collapsed lung. He was released from the hospital after eight days.
Jayden says he's feeling tired, but plans to go back to school in a few weeks. He has this advice for other students. "Make sure both lanes are stopped with a car so you got full protection."
Maganas remains in jail until his scheduled arraignment.