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Indiana forward injured after being struck by a vehicle driven by teammate

Indiana Hoosiers head coach Crean watches in their East Regional NCAA men's basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington

Indiana Hoosiers head coach Tom Crean watches from the bench in their East Regional NCAA men’s basketball game against the Syracuse Orange in Washington, March 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)


Indiana had an early-morning incident involving two players as sophomore forward Devin Davis has been hospitalized after being allegedly struck by a vehicle driven by freshman teammate Emmitt Holt.

According to a release from Indiana Media Relations, Davis had exited Holt’s vehicle just moments before. Davis was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital and is listed in serious condition, according to the release. Holt was cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle with a BAC above 0.02. Holt’s BAC was 0.025.

A report from Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star indicated that a news release from Capt. Joe Qualters of the Bloomington Police Department said Holt “had been consuming alcohol, but was not intoxicated.”

The Bloomington Police also have more details in the report, which Osterman also reported:

Holt dropped Davis off in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium at about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

After Davis exited the vehicle, Holt turned back onto 17th Street, heading west. For an “unknown reason,” Davis unexpectedly re-entered the roadway and was struck by Holt’s white 2012 Jeep Liberty, according to Canada.

“For reasons unknown, all witnesses indicated that Davis then entered the roadway and was struck by the front passenger side of Holt’s vehicle,” Qualters said in his release. “Damage to the vehicle was located near the passenger side front fender and windshield.”

Police responding to the incident found Davis unconscious and that’s when he was transferred via ambulance to the hospital.

Indiana head coach also commented on this incident in a release from the school:

“First and foremost, our thoughts are with Devin and his family and we pray that his condition improves in the coming days,” Crean said in the release. “An injury to one of us is an injury to all of us and we are devastated by the news. We will continue to support Devin and Emmitt in every possible way and I know the Hoosier family will come together to rally for these young men. We are working to gather additional information on the accident.”

A 6-foot-7 sophomore, Davis averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in limited time as a freshman. The 6-foot-7 Holt is a freshman and spring signee who is expected to give the Hoosiers another body in the front court.

The Hoosiers were scheduled to have an open practice and scrimmage on Saturday, but that has been postponed in the wake of this accident. The Haunted Hall of Hoops event will still take place for fans on Saturday.

This is obviously a terrible and dangerous incident. I’m sure the fallout of this will be dealt with later by Indiana athletics, but for now, we wish the best to Davis in his recovery.

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