Accident at Oceano Dunes leaves teenage quarterback paralyzed
September 6, 2010
The quarterback of Independence High School in Bakersfield was in a single ATV accident at the Oceano Dunes that has left him paralyzed from the chest down on Sunday at about 3 p.m. [KGET]
Tyler Schilhabel, 16, was first taken to Arroyo Grande Community Hospital. Later, he was transferred to Stanford Hospital where he underwent surgery Sunday night.
“The long-term prognosis is uncertain, but right now Tyler is paralyzed from the chest down,” said Independence football coach Sean McKeown in a statement. “The next 36 hours are crucial to his overall recovery, and the family asks for continued prayers for Tyler and their family.”
Emergency personnel have responded to seven vehicle accidents at the Oceano Dunes during this Labor Day weekend. Officers made seven arrests, two of which were for drunk driving. [KSBY]