Full details of Gus Malzahn’s car crash not expected – Orlando Sentinel
Full details of a car accident last Monday in Auburn, Alabama involving UCF coach Gus Malzahn and another man are not expected to be publicly known.
This is because of Alabama’s code surrounding written reports of accidents and the release of information from reports. Only a small part of the accident report has been published.
The one-page portion of the full accident report is all that will be released as a public record, an Auburn Police Department records clerk said in an email to the Orlando Sentinel.
The accident happened on Moores Mill Road at the intersection of Ogletree Road shortly before 10 p.m. on April 4, according to the part of the accident report obtained by the Sentinel via a public records request.
Malzahn was not injured in the crash, a UCF Athletics spokesperson said Tuesday.
He had traveled to Auburn on Monday to be with his wife, Kristi, to help his mother. Kristi Malzahn’s father, Wesley Otwell, died two weeks ago at age 75, she shared on Facebook.
Malzahn was riding a 2021 Chevy Tahoe and the other man involved was riding a 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle, according to the report.
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According to CBS affiliate WRBL, the motorcyclist was airlifted to a trauma center in critical condition, but police said the person is expected to recover.
The motorcycle’s initial point of impact was at the very front, while Malzahn’s initial vehicle impact point was the front right corner of his vehicle, according to the report.
The speed of the two vehicles was unknown, according to the report. The two were towed to the Auburn Police Department impound lot, according to the report.
Brian Stultz of AuburnSports.com was the first to report the incident, citing multiple sources.
Malzahn returned to UCF football practice on Thursday. The UCF coach has not spoken to the media since the accident.
The Knights held their 11th practice Saturday and have two more practices scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday before next weekend’s spring game at Bounce House.