TEMPE, AZ – Two ASU students were injured after an allegedly drunk driver ran over them in Tempe this weekend, according to CBS 5 News.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Apache Boulevard and Rural Road on Saturday night, as David McCurdy and a friend were walking back to his dorm.
The two were then struck by the driver of a white pickup truck that went over the sidewalk. The driver then appears to have fled the scene.
McCurdy sustained severe injuries, including multiple fractures to the neck and spine, and was placed under a medically induced coma for treatment and also received two brain surgeries.
McCurdy’s friend Ryan sustained multiple ligament injuries and a broken collarbone, according to a GoFundMe set up to help his family with medical expenses. McCurdy’s friends have also arranged a GoFundMe to raise money for his bills.
Hours after the crash, authorities arrested 39-year-old Sheldon Whitebird, who was taken into police custody on a separate charge related to driving while intoxicated. Authorities are looking into if Whitebird may have been under the influence when he allegedly struck the students.
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