WC: 2011: SUI F Kevin Lötscher in intensive care after car accident | 2014: Retires

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  1. slovakiasnextone

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    23 year old Swiss forward Kevin Lötscher who played for Switzerland at the WC in Slovakia is currently in intensive care after suffering head injuries in a car accident caused by a drunk 19 year old girl in Valais.

    LINK (in German)

    :shakehead

    Get well soon, Kevin!
     
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    I hope he's going to heal and continue his career.
     
  3. legendinblue

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    I hope he will get well soon and the accident won't cause any further trouble in his hockey career.
     
  4. bolt thrower

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    They just said he's in an artificial coma, hope he gets well soon. Stupid drunks:shakehead
     
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    ai ai ai I hope it will go well for him! Sad to story :(
     
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    Very sad to hear this. All the best!
     
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    Sad news to hear.....

    Hope he gets better.
     
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    It just makes me sad and furious to read that the girl was driving with an alcohol level three times higher than allowed (1,56 instead of 0,5). DUI is just an act of complete disrespect for the lives and health of others and yourself. Terrible...just terrible.
     
  10. Nordic*

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    Another point..

    It's a joke that you are allowed to drive with 0.4 per mille in your system. In Sweden the legal limit is 0.2, which means that you're only allowed to have 0.1 per mille, anything over that and you're driving illegally.

    People who drink and drive should seriously have their licenses suspended for a decade and then be forced to visit the morgue every time someone dies from a drunk driver.
     
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    JVR HeadHitsAreNotIllega

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    Hope he gets better.
     
  12. KaylaJ

    KaylaJ i bent my wookie

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    Poor thing. My thoughts are with his friends and family. Sitting by the bedside of a young person injured by a drunk driver is a difficult thing to do.

    The TSN link
     
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    According to IIHF´s facebook page:

     
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    Spawnisen Believe.

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    One can get so angry :(
     
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    Hope he gets well soon.

    Drunk drivers sure are idiots. :(
     
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    JVR HeadHitsAreNotIllega

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    Infuriating news. Hope he recovers copletely.
    Keep us updated!
     
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    They release the name of the victim, but not the drunk driver. Past her drunkass face omn the front page of all national newspapers in Switzerland to start with, that'll have an effect on every other idiot who thinks about getting in a car drunk.
     
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    Lötscher has been transported to the university hospital of Bern. He is still in coma...
     
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    still no news about his state....

    but the speculations are getting wild and weird:

    according to swiss tabloid (?) "Blick":

    They knew each other, they were out together, he just jumped out off her car moments before (with some other guys) because of her drunk and wild driving. afterwards she circled a round-about with too much speed, lost the control, slightly hit a first guy, and eventually hit Loetscher head-on.

    They interview, the guy that got slightly hit, so it's probably true.

    what a tragedy!

    here's the link, for the one's who speak german:

    http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/westschweiz/cloe-fuhr-wie-eine-verrueckte-172763
     
  20. slovakiasnextone

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    Isn´t Blick a tabloid though?
     
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    You're probably thinking of Bild.

    Edit: Scratch that, they're both tabloids.
     
  22. duga

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    That's what I wrote.

    But they aren't "The Sun", they still got a bit of moral left.
    It sounds reliable.
     
  23. slovakiasnextone

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    Bild´s the German tabloid....

    Sorry, I totally missed that tabloid part in your first post.....:(
     
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    Kevin is still in coma, but they'll probably wake him up this weekend. Afterwards it should be clear how severe the injuries are.
     
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    Kevin is now awake and breathes without the help of a machine. No further information on his injuries though.
     

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