Former NBA center Bol injured in car accident
Posted: Thursday July 1, 2004 3:18PM; Updated: Thursday July 1, 2004 4:03PM
COLCHESTER, Connecticut (AP) -- Former NBA center Manute Bol was seriously
injured in a highway accident Wednesday night, police said.
Bol was riding in a cab when it rolled over, killing the driver and
throwing the 2.31-meter (7-foot-7) Sudan native from the car. Bol suffered
a head injury and was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital, state
police spokesman J. Paul Vance said.
"The doctor said, for his age, he's in extremely good shape and would
probably be dead if he wasn't an athlete," longtime friend Andrew Kearns
Bol's condition was not released Thursday, but Kearns said Bol has a
broken neck and is sedated.
"It's going to be a long recovery, unfortunately," Kearns said.
Bol, 43, was a second-round draft pick of the Washington Bullets in
1985. He played 10 seasons in the NBA before retiring in 1995 after
averaging 4.2 rebounds per game and 2.6 points during his career.
He blocked more shots per minute than anyone in league history.
Bol was born in Turalie, a remote village in the southern part of Sudan.
The region is the home of the Dinkas, the tallest people in the world.
For a time, he was the tallest man ever to play in the NBA.
Many of his relatives were leaders in the Sudanese People's Liberation
Army, the rebel movement. Since 1991, he has made several visits to refugee
camps, where people greeted him as a king.
An important backer of the rebel movement, Bol contributed an estimated
$3.5 million. He begged for American intervention in Sudan and picketed
the country's embassy.
In 2002, Bol signed with the Indianapolis Ice of the minor Central Hockey
League to raise money for the people of his war-torn homeland. He never
stepped on the ice.
-- Born: September 28, 1968 F1 driver: 1991-2001
Career: 20 wins, 51 podium finishes, 26 poles, 25 fastest laps, 420 points
1998 F1: West McLaren Mercedes, World Champion, 100 points
(8 wins, 11 podium finishes, 9 poles, 6 fastest laps)
1999 F1: West McLaren Mercedes, World Champion, 76 points
(5 wins, 10 podium finishes, 11 poles, 6 fastest laps)
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