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Monday, October 08, 2007

The Cory Stillman incident

We've all heard about Cory Stillman's "car crash" that has kept him out of the lineup thus far. The only details we've been given have been that it was a "fender bender". Others wondered if "the other driver" was at fault, and most opined that it must have been. Our boy Cory couldn't have done anything wrong.

It occurred to me, though, that accident reports are publicly available, and I did a little research.

You can get to the accident report by clicking here. Then enter C Stillman in the "Driver" field, click on the link, and you got it.

The meat and potatoes of it is that it was a single car accident in the parking lot of the RBC Center at 2:16 pm on Tuesday October 2. He had his son in the car, and he veered off the service road and into a light pole. His Lexus had approximately $8000 of damage and was not drivable. The accident report doesn't indicate any injuries or the presence of any EMS technicians.

No alcohol or other "influence" was suspected, and there is no indication in the accident report as to what happened to cause the vehicle to go off the road.

So the chest injury is pretty much what it is. The airbag deployed and popped him pretty good. I've been in an accident where the airbag deployed, and I can assure you, it's no walk in the park.

According to Luke's blog, Stillman practiced today and should be ready to play tomorrow in Toronto. Also, Luke suggests that Bret Hediguchi Hedican has recovered from the "flu" and will be available. Sadly, defenseman Mike Commodore and winger Andrew Ladd are both nursing new injuries, and are doubtful.


tj said...

Wow, nice research.

Anonymous said...

His car blew a tire, so no need to speculate.

DrFrankLives said...

Why do you and others keep putting the flu in quotes?

Pretty disrespectful of a dedicated and loyal player who has given a lot to this franchise, if you ask me.

WufPirate said...

Hey!? Who put that lightpole there?


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