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Alabama-Huntsville’s Lysaght injured in car wreck, condition improving

Alabama-Huntsville sophomore forward Kyle Lysaght is in critical condition following a car accident Friday in his hometown of Marietta, Ga.

Lysaght, 22, was airlifted by a Life Flight helicopter to the Atlanta Medical Center, according to the East Cobb Patch.

According to the story, Lysaght was a front-seat passenger in a 2007 Lexus heading southbound on Johnson Ferry shortly before 5 p.m. and as the vehicle approached a busy intersection, it was struck by a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck turning left onto Woodlawn from northbound Johnson Ferry.

The Lexus then collided with a utility pole in a traffic island.

The driver of the Lexus and the driver of the Tacoma were taken by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. A back-seat passenger in the Lexus declined medical treatment at the scene.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Kyle,” Geof Morris wrote on UAHHockey.com. “I’ve been in contact with a couple of his teammates and they have filled me in on some of his injuries. I would term this situation very worrisome. Out of respect for Kyle’s privacy, I believe that the best thing for all of us to do is show our concern for our him and not pass around rumors or facts about how he’s doing.

“We should just all focus on a full recovery.”

That recovery seems to be happening as, according to the Huntsville Times, Lysaght’s father told UAH coach Kurt Kleinendorst on Sunday that his son’s condition had “stabilized” and it “looks like the worst is behind him.”

“[Lysaght] faces a long, long recovery,” Kleinendorst said to the Times. “He’s very lucky.”


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  • Joe

    The pictures in the linked article are horrifying. Prayers for a complete recovery to all involved.