People who are able to walk away from a car accident in Minnesota consider themselves lucky. One college athlete from the University of San Francisco can count himself extra lucky, because not only did he survive a car accident virtually unscathed on Thursday evening, he played in a basketball tournament the next morning.
The athlete was in the Twin Cities for the 3X3U National Championship. Another vehicle struck the one he was driving and then drove away while he was in the middle of an intersection in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis late in the evening on Thursday. It is unclear whether the athlete lost consciousness due to the accident, but he does report his car making several complete revolutions as a result of the impact, as well as being inside of an ambulance en route to the hospital by the time he was able to gather his senses.
He sustained a minor cut on his foot requiring stitches and reported soreness after the accident but apparently suffered no serious injury. He reports spending Thursday night in the hospital and playing a game on Friday morning after what he describes as only two hours' sleep. It would appear that his accident has not affected his performance on the court as his team currently remains undefeated.
While it is fortunate that this young athlete appears to have suffered no long-lasting ill effects as a result of the accident, not everyone is so lucky. However, many find it helpful to hire an attorney to represent their interests in a court of law.