Mookie Blaylock: Former NBA Star In Critical Condition After Car Accident

Sat, June 1, 2013 11:37am EST by 3 Comments
Mookie Blaylock Car Accident
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So scary! The retired NBA All-Star is clinging onto life in an Atlanta hospital after his SUV crashed head-on with a van on May 31.

Daron “Mookie” Blaylock was involved in a ghastly car crash on May 31 when his SUV crossed the center line and collided head-on with a van. He is currently being held in guarded but critical condition in an Atlanta hospital, while one of the passengers in the van he hit was fatally injured.

Mookie Blaylock In Critical Condition, One Dead After Car Accident

Following the violent accident, Mookie was airlifted to the Atlanta Medical Center, Clayton County spokesperson Clarence Cox told ESPN. Meanwhile, Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen reported that 43-year-old Monica Murphy, who was a passenger in the van that Mookie struck, died from fatal injuries just before 10 PM. Her husband Frankie Murphy, who was driving the van, sustained a broken ankle and was released from the hospital after going through treatment.

Mookie was initially placed on life support but has since been taken off of it, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

As for why Mookie’s car veered across the center line, the police chief told WSB-TV that the retired basketball player has a history of seizures, and that the police are investigating whether a seizure caused the accident.

Atlanta Hawks Release Statement On Mookie Blaylock’s Accident

Mookie is best remembered for his years as a member of the Atlanta Hawks from 1992 to 1999. He made the All-Star team as a Hawk in 1994. The team released a statement regarding his accident:

We are saddened to hear of the accident today involving Mookie Blaylock and the Murphy family and the ensuing passing of Monica Murphy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved.

– Andrew Gruttadaro

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Posted at 6:22 AM on June 24, 2013  

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Macky Anderson

Posted at 5:10 PM on June 7, 2013  

Maybe if you have a seizure, you must not be alone, most especially if your driving because it may cause a sudden accident like what happen here.

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Posted at 12:28 PM on June 1, 2013  

it’s easy, don’t drive yourself……….TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IF YOU LOVE LIFE!!

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