Earlier this evening we were working on a post in which we learned more about the victim of Matt Bush’s (allegedly) drunken hit-and-run accident that suffered a brain hemorrhage, a collapsed lung, a broken back, broken ribs, and a broken wrist.
The details came from a column written by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports in which he took a deeper look at Matt Bush’s arrest. At the end of that column, Passan included this chilling sentence…
If Tony Tufano dies…
*Gulp* We knew the injuries were serious, but we were also led to believe that the victim’s condition was improving.
Now comes word that Tufano is in a medically induced coma. According to Roger Mooney of TBO.com, Tufano is “hooked up to a respirator and a feeding tube and is completely unresponsive.”
Passan offers more details on Bush’s actions from the day in question. While most of the piece is a chilling look at Bush’s battle with alcohol, one of the topics covered by Passan is Brandon Guyer’s role.
Yesterday we speculated that Guyer would likely be named in a civil suit since it was his Dodge Durango being used by a drunk driver with a suspended license.
According to Joseph Smith of TampaBay.com, Guyer is not being investigated for any criminal liability. But he is indeed likely facing a lawsuit. Later, Guyer’s agent called Guyer an “innocent victim.”
According to Passan Bush “stole” Brandon Guyer’s SUV. Bush wanted to use the car to return to an apartment they shared. Apparently Guyer didn’t know Bush’s license was suspended, had never let Bush use the car before, and “figured it was harmless.”
At that point, Bush took the Durango an hour up the road to Sarasota where he went to a strip club, climbed on stage and got booted by bouncers. It was on the way back that he hit Tony Tufano.