Thursday, April 9, 2009

Angels' Adenhart killed in accident

Taken from Los Angeles Angels' website...
Just hours after pitching six shutout innings in his season debut, promising Angels hurler Nick Adenhart was involved in an automobile accident and died from his injuries at UCI Medical Center early Thursday morning.

Rookie right-hander dies in three-car hit-and-run crash

ORANGE, Calif. -- On one of the saddest mornings in Angels history, a groundskeeper on the field in Angel Stadium smoothed the pitching rubber on which Nick Adenhart stood 13 hours before.

In a conference room on the third floor of the park, Adenhart's No. 34 uniform was draped over a table atop the dais. On its left sleeve, a "Preston" patch commemorating the recent passing of Angels exec Preston Gomez.

There will soon be another patch on those uniforms, in memory of Adenhart, the victim of a tragic hit-and-run accident in Fullerton, Calif., in the wee minutes of Thursday.

The sudden and shocking development moved the Angels to cancel Thursday's night game, the finale of a four-game series with Oakland. Makeup plans will be announced later.

Into that third-floor room, media members, club officials and Fullerton police and fire department officers filed in with long faces and vacant eyes. They were there to discuss the 12:24 a.m. accident that took three lives and left a fourth in critical condition, and to reminisce about an exceptional 22-year-old.

Read more here.

It's an awful start for the Angels' season. Earlier in the year, they lost an Exec. Preston Gomez, and now this horrible accident takes a promising Angels rookie. The worst part of this accident is that it shouldn't have happened. The driver arrested was under the influence, and was driving with a suspended license for having previous DUI's in the past. He shouldn't have been behind the wheel at all.

It's horrible to think that many people like this jerk Andrew Thomas Gallo are out there. Felony drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter, and maybe murder charges. We'll find out what his outcome will be tomorrow.

1 comment:

deana said...

i heard this story... so sad.