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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

 

Blind Athlete Killed In Hit-And-Run In Florida

‘A blind athlete was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Florida shortly after his team lost the championship game in a national “goalball” tournament. [..]

John Mulhern, one of Green’s teammates on the Delaware County Blind Sports Organization’s Venom team, said Green had been hanging out with other athletes from the tournament when he went back to his hotel to use the bathroom.

Green apparently made a wrong turn while returning to the party and got lost, Mulhern said. He was on his cell phone with a teammate, who was trying to guide him back, when he was killed.

“The way the highway was there, there was no step-off,” Mulhern said. “The last thing they heard was the drop of his phone.”‘




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