Man Dies of Injuries From Car Crash 50 Years Ago, Coroner Says
A man died this week of injuries he sustained when he was hit by a car in 1965, according to authorities.
Richard Albright, 58, was one of two young boys injured in the accident in Allentown, Pennsylvania in July that year. The other child had minor injuries, according to officials.
But Albright, who was eight at the time, suffered severe head injuries, two broken legs, scrapes and bruises in the accident, according to reports in The Morning Call at the time.
He died on Monday night at the Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center in Allentown.
First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich said the man had never fully recovered from the injuries he sustained in the crash five decades ago.
"We looked back pretty far to see the chain of events," he said. "He was a quadriplegic secondary to this pedestrian accident. He was still receiving treatment for injuries received 50 years earlier.
"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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