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Family says crash victim has long road ahead

Posted at 7:25 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 22:25:17-05
We're learning more about a bizarre crash that sent a motorcyclist into the backseat of a Jeep, leaving the rider and a seven-year-old girl fighting for their lives.
It happened Saturday night at Buffalo and Badura.
The family of the motorcyclist is opening up to Action News, telling us how he is doing. Daniel Bray's family is now by his side at UMC after flying in from Colorado Sunday night.
The good news is loved ones say he is expected to survive  but he has a long road ahead of him.
One second Daniel Bray was a vibrant 29-year-old, the next he was fighting for his life.
Now, his family is hoping and praying for a full recovery as he slips in and out of alertness in his hospital bed.
"He looks terrible and he's just in a lot of pain and so that's all he's doing is making a bunch of noises and it's just tough to watch," says Luke Bray of his brother Daniel.
His father says he suffered a broken leg, cracked ribs, punctured lung and a gash to his head. 
"He got banged up pretty good, but he's lucky to be alive, thank god he had his helmet on," said Ben Bray, Daniel's father.
Police say a Jeep turned in front of Bray's motorcycle causing him to crash into the vehicle's side. Bray was then thrown through the back window were he hit the seven-year-old in the back seat.
"The last thing he seen was the little girl in the back seat of the car, and he asked if the child was ok," said Ben Bray, recounting what EMT's told the family.
Bray's family says that's just the kind of person he is, he always put others before himself.
"He's got a big heart and he loves kids so I'm sure he's just devastated," said Luke Bray.
The family says they've gotten a lot of support from the Las Vegas community and they ask that everyone keeps praying for Daniel and the 7-year-old.
"We're rooting him on and talking to him and I think he knows that we are with him and prayers and all. We thank everybody for the love and support and prayers," said Ben Bray.
We don't have an update on how that little girl is doing, last we heard, she was in serious condition.