Austin Davis ’11 Hurt in Tram Accident
From Chris Opila ’11 at the Middlebury Program in Alexandria, Egypt:
Tuesday night Austin Davis ’11, a Middlebury student and a friend, was involved in a tram accident here Alexandria. Miraculously he is stable, alive, and conscious but unfortunately the injuries he sustained are serious and require that he be med-evacted to the United States within the week.
Leave your get well wishes on Austin’s facebook page or in the comments.
EDIT 11/2: Dean Gus Jordan just sent out an email with further details:
“Immediately after the accident, Austin underwent emergency surgery, and lost both of his legs just above the knees. He spent the past week recovering in an Alexandrian hospital, and will return tomorrow to his home in Ohio to begin a rehabilitation program. He is in good spirits, and eager to get back to Middlebury to see his friends and complete his studies.
Austin was with another Middlebury student at the time of his accident, who was in immediate contact with an administrator from the Alexandria program. Staff members also met with other students in the program to share the news of the accident, and they will continue to support these students throughout their time in Egypt. Austin’s father also traveled to Egypt and will be accompanying Austin on his return back to Ohio.”