Devin Davis, a forward for the Indiana University basketball team, was injured Saturday in an auto accident.
According to a report from Fox 59, Davis was injured in the early morning hours of November 1 after he was struck by a car that was operated by 18-year-old teammate Emmit Holt.
Davis, 19, was exiting the car when he was struck. Bloomington Police report that, according to witnesses, Davis got out of the car, walked into the roadway, and was struck by the front passenger side.
Vehicle damage confirms eyewitness statements.
When emergency crews arrived on scene, they found Devin Davis unconscious and suffering from a head wound.
Davis was admitted to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, where he was listed and remains in serious condition. Holt received citations for illegal alcohol consumption and driving under the influence of alcohol under the age of 21. He was not intoxicated, police said, but had a BAC of 0.025.
IU Coach Tom Crean issued the following statement upon hearing of the accident.
“First and foremost, our thoughts are with Devin and his family and we pray that his condition improves in the coming days… 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.”
Sunday evening the family of Devin Davis issued a statement indicating hopefulness for Davis’ recovery, though they admit a “long road” is ahead.
“Devin’s condition is improving and we know that there is a road to recovery ahead,” the statement read. “We want to thank the incredible team at IU Health Bloomington Hospital for taking such great care of Devin. We also want to express our gratitude to Coach Crean, who has been by Devin’s bedside for most of the past two days and to all of his coaches, teammates and the extended Hoosier family who have kept him in their prayers.”
According to ESPN, Davis is a 6-foot-7 forward who averaged 2.4 points and 2.6 rebounds in 8.8 minutes last season. Holt, also 6-foot-7, “was a late signee who was set to go to prep school at Vermont Academy before he opted to play at Indiana this season.”
On behalf of the Inquisitr team, we are hoping for a speedy recovery.