Man dies of injuries sustained in a car crash five decades ago

09/03/2015 // JusticeNewsFlash // (press release)

Allentown, Pa – A man who was injured in a car crash in Allentown in 1965 recently died of related injuries. The Associated Press reported that the man, Richard Albright, 58, passed away at the Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center five decades after being one of two young boys who were hurt in the crash. The other child reportedly sustained minor injuries.

According to the AP report, the Allentown Morning Call has said that its past reports on the accident indicated that Albright sustained serious injuries at the time, and was listed in critical condition the following day.

First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich is quoted as stating of the case to The Morning Call, “We looked back pretty far to see the chain of events… He was a quadriplegic secondary to this pedestrian accident. He was still receiving treatment for injuries received 50 years earlier.”

Minnich further said “This required a lifetime of treatment and basically he was paralyzed… This is something that he never achieved a full recovery from.”

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