A local figure well-known by those who attended sporting events in the Berks County area is reportedly in critical condition and recovering in an intensive care unit at a nearby hospital following a pedestrian accident.
The man, who is known for doing a theme dance at two of Reading's minor league venues and acted as an "unofficial mascot" for the teams, was walking across the street at an intersection in Wyomissing when a vehicle struck him. He reportedly suffered a head injury as a result of the accident. People suspect he was heading to a local restaurant for karaoke night.
People who know the man, who was regular both at games and at sports bars, said that he has high spirited and had a good heart. Many of those asked about the accident were visibly upset by what happened to the man. It was not clear on whether the driver of the SUV has been cited or charged in connection with the incident. Although people are raising money for the man to help cover his medical expenses, it is not clear whether and to what extent the man will be hurt financially and emotionally because of this ordeal. Given the nature of his injuries, he may be in for a long recovery.
Not everyone has people raising money for him or her if they have been a victim in a car accident. In cases of car accidents, it may be possible to hold the driver responsible for the accident accountable for his irresponsible behavior. Those who have been victims of pedestrian accidents or their families may be able to recover compensation from the responsible parties.
Source: 69 News, "Man who leads fans in 'Briscoe Disco' hit by car, hospitalized," Jan.5, 2017.