The radio voice of nearby Marquette University basketball and a familiar radio personality, Steve True, is currently being treated for a serious head injury after he was injured in a recent car crash. Police reported that the victim, Mr. True, had a green light at an intersection when he was struck by another driver who failed to stop at a red light. The 44-year old man that was driving the car that ran the red light was suspected of driving under the influence. That driver was taken to the hospital for a blood test and was subsequently arrested. The man now faces charges of intoxicated use of a motor vehicle causing great bodily harm. True was listed in critical condition following the car crash.
Every year 100,000 people suffer traumatic brain injuries that impact their ability to conduct their daily lives. Some of these brain injuries and head trauma are the result of car accidents or other accidents. Any type of trauma to the head or neck of the victim can cause extensive injuries but sometimes brain injuries do not have any outward symptoms or indications. Following a car accident, it is important that victims be vigilant for signs or symptoms of a possible brain injury. Symptoms include confusion and difficulty remembering recent events, unusual tiredness or lethargy, dizziness and nausea, and severe headaches or numbness and weakness on one side of the body.