NY Auto Show: Special car for amputee vet

Army Spc. Robert Loria
Army Spc. Robert Loria

NEW YORK (WABC/CNN) – A decorated US Army veteran who lost his arm while serving overseas has a nifty new ride.

Specialist Robert Loria received the modified Toyota RAV4 at the New York International Auto Show.

The vehicle has special instruments that make driving easier for Loria while using his prosthetic arm.

He also received a customized license plate that honors his Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals.

Spc. Loria says he’s grateful for the new set of wheels.

“A little rough the first half of the year. I had a car. I ended up losing it for mechanical reasons, and this couldn’t come at a better time,” Spc. Loria said.

The car was donated by Toyota.

Spc. Loria was chosen as the recipient by the Wounded Warrior Project, a group that helps veterans with combat injuries.

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