UPDATE SUNDAY, 11:54 a.m.: Devin Davis is doing better this morning, according to a team release. Davis "benefitted from uninterrupted sleep" and is now awake, his speech is normal, and he has full use of all of his extremities. Great news from the hospital. The full release is below.
Dr. Larry Rink
I am glad to report that Devin is doing better this morning and has benefited from uninterrupted rest. His speech in normal and he has the use of all extremities.
Devin is being cared for by the best medical team and the support from his family, friends, and teammates has been incredible.
IU Coach Tom Crean
Too often in life, we all take for granted the simple tasks of opening our eyes, processing thoughts and putting a simple sentence together. In our program , we routinely emphasize to our players that everything matters and watching Devin improve just over the last 36 hours has furthered our belief in that approach.
On behalf of the Davis Family and the IU men's basketball program, we appreciate the concern, calls, texts, and thoughts and prayers we have received. We are especially grateful for every doctor, nurse, and staff member at IU Health Bloomington Hospital. We look forward to his continued recovery.
UPDATE 1:00 p.m.: The Bloomington Police Department just released a statement, which is posted below. All witnesses said Davis entered the pathway of the vehicle and was struck at the intersection of 17th Street and Indiana Avenue. Holt's vehicle had damage to the passenger side fender and windshield.
At approximately 12:45 a.m. this morning, the Bloomington Police Department investigated a single car traffic accident involving a pedestrian at 17th and Indiana Avenue near IU Athletics facilities.
Information gathered at the scene indicates that the driver of a white 2012 Jeep Liberty, Emmitt D. Holt, 18, had just dropped off a passenger, Devin L. Davis, Jr., 19, in the parking lot of Memorial Stadium on the IU campus. According to the driver and other witnesses in the vehicle, Holt then exited the parking lot to travel west on E. 17th Street. For reasons unknown, all witnesses indicated that Davis then entered the roadway and was struck by the front passenger side of Holt’s vehicle. Damage to the vehicle was located near the passenger side front fender and windshield.
Upon the arrival of emergency personnel, Davis was located lying on the north side of E. 17th Street. He was unconscious and had a head injury. Davis was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital and his current injury status is unknown.
The driver, Emmitt D. Holt, had been consuming alcohol, but was not intoxicated. He was issued citations for Illegal Consumption of Alcohol (Misdemeanor) and for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol Under Age 21 (Infraction).
No additional information is available at this time.
UPDATE 12:20 p.m.: I obtained a few more details from the Bloomington Police Department just minutes ago. According to BPD, Devin Davis was found unconscious with a head wound just north of 17th Street near the Memorial Stadium parking lot just before 1 a.m. Saturday.
Teammate Emmitt Holt dropped Davis off in the Memorial Stadium parking lot and was pulling away, but Davis ran or walked back in front of the vehicle and was struck. According to a report by The Indianapolis Star, someone in the car called 911. The police were not able to identify the other people in the car with Holt.
According to a team spokesman, Davis was struck just moments after exiting the car. Holt, who is underage, was cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle above 0.02. Holt had a BAC of 0.025.
Indiana has postponed its Haunted Hall of Hoops event, an open practice and scrimmage which was scheduled for noon today. Indiana coach Tom Crean was with Davis in the hospital all night and will continue to be with his family throughout the day, according to a spokesman.
IU will still give out candy and sign autographs beginning at 1:30 p.m. despite the accident, per a team spokesman. Fans are lining up outside of Assembly Hall now.
“First and foremost, our thoughts are with Devin and his family and we pray that his condition improves in the coming days,” Crean said in a statement. “An injury to one of us is an injury to all of us and we are devastated by the news. We will continue to support Devin and Emmitt in every possible way and I know the Hoosier family will come together to rally for these young men. We are working to gather additional information on the accident.”
I will continue to work to get updated information on Davis' condition as it becomes available. Stay tuned to this story.