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Local man injured in Sunday accident

A local man was injured in Sunday, Jan. 31 auto accident on Decatur Pike, causing him to end up in ICU at the University of Cincinnati Hospital.

Steve Darby, a well-known local educator and minister at the Dunkinsville United Methodist Church, lost control of his Ford Truck, over corrected, ran off the road into a ditch, and then into a concrete bridge abutment. Darby was already suffering from previous medical conditions with his heart and kidneys and was a diabetic. According to family sources, in the accident Darby suffered several broken ribs, two fractures in his spine, numerous bruises, and possible damage to another kidney. His Ford Truck was likely totaled in the accident.

Mr. Darby is one of the founding members and coaches of the revived West Union football program, playing for Coach Bo Schembechler at Miami and also serving as Schembechler’s graduate assistant coach. He once played and entire game with a broken arm, refusing to come out of the contest.

Darby’s recovery from the accident will be a slow process and according to friends, doctors are addressing the high priority medical issues first and taking one day at a time.

Steve Darby, center, one of the founding members of the revived West Union football program, was seriously injured in a Jan. 31 car accident and is in intensive care in a Cincinnati hospital.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Darby.jpgSteve Darby, center, one of the founding members of the revived West Union football program, was seriously injured in a Jan. 31 car accident and is in intensive care in a Cincinnati hospital. Mark Carpenter | People’s Defender

By Mark Carpenter

mcarpenter@civitasmedia.com

Reach Mark Carpenter at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.

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