Miami couple return home after collision with drunk driver

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - An injured Miami detective and his wife have returned home following a head-on collision while on vacation.

Caro and Tony Torres arrived at their Southwest Miami-Dade home by ambulance, Wednesday, and though they have returned home, they have a long way to go on their road to recovery.

The couple had been recovering in a Tennessee hospital after their motorcycle collided with a drunk driver in early August.

The driver who hit them has been charged with DUI.

Fellow officers waited at their door step, ready to greet them and wish the pair well. “We wanted to show a great deal of support tonight for him and his wife,” said Robert Gomez, with the Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.

 The couple flew Wednesday night, arriving at Miami International Airport.

“Its a big thing because it’s a big step for him,” said Gomez. “The accident occurred, and this is just another step that he is taking to full recovery, to get out and be able to ride with us again.”

Detective Torres and his wife were left speechless by the overwhelming reception that greeted them at home.

“It’s great to be home. I’m speechless, there are no words to explain it,” said Torres. “I’m very humbled, very grateful, very honored for the reception you guys have given me. I really don’t deserve this, but thank you.”

Anyone who wants to help the Torres family can visit www.poat.org.

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